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Jade Smith

Jade Smith

BRITISH FILM DIRECTOR & PHOTOGRAPHER

contact@jadedaniellesmith.com

Jade works 360 across film and photography bringing their own perspective and creative flare to their work as a film director, photographer, dop and editor
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A background in editing, drawing from a young age and experience lighting sets this has given Jade a trained eye for detail, light and a love of capturing authentic moments within classic, beautiful and observant compositions.

With a love of bringing their creative vision to life they try to tell compelling stories through their view as a photographer. Switching from Editorial Photography to Documentary in 2022 Jade currently self funds their Social and Documentary projects through commercial work.

Freelance Directors Roster

Working as an up and coming freelance director in commercials Jade currently work closely with Visionaries, Lemonade, Annex Films, Savage Films, Presence Production Co, ParkVillage, Luca Earth, HOJ, Thursday's Child.

Jade is in the writing process of writing a narrative short with a completion of 'Introduction to Scriptwriting' with Life in a Story.

Awards:

Shiny Awards, Shortlisted, New Directors Talents (2022)

Fujifilm IWD Top Talents to Follow (2020)

Portrait of Britain Shortlisted, British Journal of Photography (2019)

Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year, Curators Choice Award, Finalist (2013)

Enterpise Photography Graduate Award, Southampton Solent (2013)

People of Print, New Talent Graduate Picks (2013)

Exhibitions:

Then & Now, Winns Gallery, London (2022)

Portrait of Britain, Shortlisted, British Journal of Photography Exhibition, London (2019)

Contemporary Photography, Southampton Solent Group Show, The Print Space, London (2013)

Editing:

ID Magazine, Paris Fashion Week Social (Feb 2024)

Agent Provocateur, Social Campaign (Dec 2023)

UEL, Campaign (Oct 2023)

Timberland, Campaign (May, 2023)

Converse, Campaign (May, 2023)

Timberland, Campaign (November 2022 - January 2023)

Channel 4, Social Editor (2021)

Puma, MSL, Social Campaign (2021)

Selected Projects:

Documentary Book Project (2024)
in production to be released after funding 2025+

STEEL WARRIORS (ON GOING) (2024)
Photographing the award-winning charity to help decrease knife crime in London and encourage health and fitness among communties.

KAPPA, KEEP PERFORMING,
WINNING STARTS WITHIN (2022)

Commercial project photographing and filming WOM, a female community group of artists who create murals across London.

EVERYONE ON BOARDS, CHARITY, (2022)
Photographing the award-winning charity to help increase confidence among young people and families through skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding.

DAYS ON THE DIRT (2022)
Documenting the womens motorcross scene in a community started by a professional female rider.

TRANSPRIDE (2023)
Documentary project photographing portraits across central London during the Trans Pride Demonstration.

ADIDAS, Goals4Girls (2022)
Directing a short form ad that bridges the gap between grassroots and professional football for Adidas.

ADOBE and Sophie Hird (2024)
Directing a self shot interview film with designer Sophie Hird, redesigning a statement trench coat inspired by the history of women’s football ahead of the FA cup final.

Uk Jewish Film Fest with Orion Isaacs (2023)
DOP alongside director Orion Isaacs. ‘Greatest Star’ is a short documentary about DJ and organiser of Lavender Nights, Jo Gattenberg, how Barbra Streisand has influenced her life.

FLANNELS, FLUID FASHION (2021)
Directing and filming a self shot film for Flannels; fluid fashion as a way to express multitudes, and a way to break down boundaries with gender so more people can wear what they want.

Steel warriors 2023 -
Travel Documentary
Trans Pride 2023
Steel warriors 2023 -
Days on the Dirt 2022
Everyone on Boards 2022

Selected Clients:

Adobe, Adidas, Ebay, Flannels, Kappa, KokoLondon, Kurt Geiger, Marshall, Puma, Sunspel, Timberland, Timothy Everest

Selected Publications:

Amateur Photographer, Boys by Girls, Gay Times, Hunger, ManaboutTown, Notion, Numero Berlin, Rain Magazine, The Independent, The Modern House

Man About Town
Bilal Hasna

Adobe

Womens FA Cup X In Motion

Sophie Hird

Adidas

Goals For Girls

Kappa

Winning Starts Within

All Points East
Womens World Cup