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Hi. I'm Jade Shames.


Writer. Musician. Raspy voice.

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Hi. I'm Jade Shames.


Writer. Musician. Raspy voice.

Writer.

I write stuff. I usually divide this stuff into two categories: show business & copy.

As a copywriter, I've worked with companies large and small to create effective campaigns. I have years of experience in both digital and print.

For show business, I write screenplays, theater plays, radio plays, fiction, and poetry. 

Musician.

My first EP, The Drawing Board, will be released on August 3rd 2014 from Gleichklang Recordings.

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Recognition


in show business.

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Recognition


in show business.

Phoenix Empire! 

(Feature Film - screenplay)

 

"In PHOENIX EMPIRE, Jade Shames shows he has an extraordinary level of daring and imagination. It is a piece of total originality that defies convention or formula. Of all the great new writers this contest introduced me to, Jade is an original voice that must be encouraged."

Joel Schumacher

 

Phoenix Empire! is a wholly original script, and Jade Shames is the epitome of a Fresh Voice.  He’s created a very compelling character in Fern Harmon, and placed her in a truly unique story.  I’m excited to see what Jade does next.”

Evan Cavicliterary manager at Principato-Young Entertainment

 

“It is so rewarding to undergo a yearlong process to discover new writers, to come away with something as special and unique as this. Phoenix Empire! is a fantastic tale of one woman’s life told in so much detail, with so much empathy, and such rich emotion, it is utterly amazing that this is a mere product of someone’s imagination. It feels so real and so lived, I had to constantly remind myself that this was not a true story, no matter how fantastic it became. Jade’s use of traditional and non-traditional narrative mechanisms weave seamlessly. Jade takes a lot of risks, but never did I lose confidence. There were constant reminders along the way that you were in good hands; that the writer was always in control of the story no matter how far the boundaries were pushed.”

Joel MendozaChairman of the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

http://www.fresh-voices.com/the-phoenix-rises-phoenix-empire-wins-grand-prize-award.html

 

FILM

Phoenix Empire! won the grand prize for the 2013 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.

Courage & Fortitude Award (for Phoenix Empire!) – Spotlight Awards.

FICTION

The Backward Astronomer (except from The Dead Space Architects, a novel) published in HOW art and literary journal #9.

One Trick (a drabble) published in Microsites #7.

POETRY

Arse Poetica (poem) published in The Best American Poetry blog.

The Saddle Maker (poem) won the University of Pittsburgh Writer's Cafe award. I was featured on an episode of Prosody with Jan Beatty. 

INTERVIEWS

Interviewing Tao Lin for The LA Weekly.

Interviewing Mark Farina for ClubPlanet.

RADIO PLAYS

Staff writer on The Kat Thek Radio Hour (WBCR)

Great Castles (radio play) published in GIVING Magazine.

THEATER

Flushed (two-act) was performed as a reading at the University of Pittsburgh.

Monster Balls (10 min play) was performed at Powerhouse Theater in Vassar College.

If I Had A Boat (10 min play) was performed at the Red Eve Theater Project in Pittsburgh.

Movement (one-act) was performed at The Calhoun School in New York City.

 

 

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Portfolio


of copywriting.

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Portfolio


of copywriting.

Campaign creation | Titles | Headlines | SEO | Promotions | Press releases | Blogging | Voice & Tone | Ads

CLIENT LIST

Kaplan Test Prep

Weitz & Luxemberg

DIRECTV

Manufacture NY

KymNonStop

Vocal IP

 


SodaHead

ClubPlanet

GardenU

Its-Your-Internet

Turnkey Office Space

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Music.


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Music.


My first EP, The Drawing Board, will be released on August 3rd 2014 from Gleichklang Recordings.

More music on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jade-shames

Facebook fan page.