WRITER. EDITOR. CREATIVE DIRECTOR.
"BOSS LADY" REBEL BEHIND THE LENSE
Meet filmmaker and artist Chassidy Jade; a professional video editor and multi‐talented creative from Delray Beach, Florida and Memphis, Tennessee and with nothing more important to her than producing high quality and diverse independent projects.
Born a military brat, she was exposed to diverse ways of life, sparking her creative plug. While finding many creative outlets like fashion design with an elder sister who studied ballet, the two often stuck out amongst their peers. This is something that stuck with Jade and influenced her rebellious spirit and feminist attitude.
“We’re taught to relate, not to think for ourselves so that it’s easy to find comfort in boxes that fit a specific character. Once you step outside that character, you become human.” -CJ
Jade developed a serious passion for writing after being introduced to poetry through writing out of sonnets and dictionaries for her bad behavior in junior high. Most of her inspiration came from books and short stories written by Tupac Shakur, winning national awards in extemporaneous speaking and creative writing. She found a new interest in live production upon graduating high school, starting as a switchboard and camera operator to stay out of trouble. By the age of 16, she become the Technical Director covering local concerts and conventions.
"Following the rules won't make you successful" -CJ
In film school, she produced documentaries reflecting social issues like the Haiti earthquakes, commercials with interesting concepts, and short films based on strong non-‐stereotypical female characters. Her writing and editing style is what caught the attention of many classmates and teachers.
"My style is a lot like my personality, whether it's comfort or curiosity you find in me, you will always be intrigued." -CJ
After graduating college, Jade fell back on her live production experience touring with the likes of Chris Brown, Big Sean, and The Miami Heat while also working as a Production Assistant and Coordinator for local music videos in Miami for artists like Trina, Lil’ Wayne, and Rick Ross under ASK Media Productions and 305 Films.
In 2015, she wrote and produced a short film entitled Brown Ballerina. The film was selected to the Toronto Shorts Film Festival and led a 8 city tour with growing screening til this day. Jade also co-produces an indie music and art concert Lyfe Is Dope with founders celebrity DJ, D Nyce and bass player to the stars D. Parks in Memphis, LA, and next Atlanta. The stage as hosted legendary southern artist such as 8ball & MJG, Project Pat, etc.
Jade is currently a promo video editor working on commercials and branding under Warner Brothers and Viacom. She also has a heavy hand in design and creative direction curating alluring visuals for the Miami Art District and Memphis Music scene while exploring photography. Her main focus is to develop Crown Me Royal Labs, producing its own original content like Brown Ballerina, visual branding for small businesses, and live entertainment for diverse independent artists. Jade plans to release her next film project and a poetry book in July 2019 on her birthday.