One-Hour Pilot (Drama) about Sexy Nerds and Cults

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2014 at 10:13 pm

I’m very excited to announce that I just finished a draft for a one-hour pilot. I want to get some feedback on it first before sending it to my manager, but this is the first script I’ve written since Phoenix Empire! and I think it’s pretty solid.

LOGLINE: Two PhD students find themselves out of work and in debt when their university shuts down their department. Having a vast knowledge of religion and a proclivity for powerful speeches, they decide to start their own for-profit cult.

I had this idea for years, actually, and I’m so glad I’m finally doing something with it. The birth of religions is always something I’ve been fascinated with. 

Posters for my show in Rostock, Germany

In Uncategorized on July 7, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Just got these from Gleichklang Recordings




Falling Up

In News on June 28, 2014 at 7:31 pm

I recently met with the director Joel Schumacher as part of my prize package for winning the Fresh Voices screenplay competition. They published my thoughts on the experience here.

Needless to say, I had an incredible time just sitting and chatting with this awesomely accomplished writer/director/designer. My top three favorite movies of his:

1. Falling Down
2. Lost Boys
3. Flatliners

Here is us together. I am the one grinning like an idiot.


Jade Shames & Joel Schumacher

Me and Joel Schumacher


He was genuinely interested in my thoughts, life story, and career path. We ended up talking for almost 2 hours. His advice was solid. It was awesome. Thanks, Joel.


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