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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.

My Interview about writing, methods, and Phoenix Empire! PLUS: My new manager.

In News on June 14, 2014 at 12:21 am

Check out the interview I did with Fresh Voices. I talk about a bunch of stuff including my education and my writing methods. I briefly go into the inspiration behind Phoenix Empire! as well.



I also recently signed with a manager. His name is Evan Cavic and he’s with Principato-Young Entertainment. I’m really excited to start working with him.

More to come.

Just got signed to a record label!

In News on June 13, 2014 at 12:36 am

I’m really happy to be signed to Gleichklang Recordings. With some help from my music manager, Lee Cahill, we worked out a fantastic contract and I’m very excited to be a part of Johann Pätzold’s new label.

My EP will be released in August—tentatively titled The Drawing Board. With cover art by Kate McCormack.

In November, Gleichklang plans to release a double album of my music entitled CONDUCTOR (parts I & II).

I’ll be heading to Rostock, Germany in August for the EP release in August.

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Right now, Gleichklang is running a crowd-funding campaign to get a few more projects off the ground. Please, help them out!