Filmmaker | Writer | Producer | Director | Acting Instructor
Jade Bryan graduated with a BFA degree in film production from one of the world's top film schools at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Jade founded DeafVision Filmworks, Inc. and Jade Films and Entertainment, LLC, and has produced and directed such award-winning documentaries as “Listen to the Hands of Our People” and 9/11 Fear in Silence: The Forgotten Underdogs.” "The Shattered Mind” is her most recent feature film she completed it in 2014 and toured 47 film festivals around the globe.
“The Shattered Mind” won 17 awards; including Best Sound, Audience Award, Special Jury Prize, Best Exhibition Film, and Best Narrative Feature and Short. Her production company is developing a slew of other projects, including a TV show. She is working on an eight-part documentary series, “Black and Deaf in America”, about various issues regarding deaf (African-Americans) who were impacted by police brutality, racism, black erasure, rape culture, immigration and deportation, and oppression in the educational system.
Jade believes in promoting inclusion, visibility, and positive representation of Deaf Talent® who are POC or Black on television and film. She coined the hashtags, #BlackDeafTalent and #DeafTalent® on social media in 2012, which is an ongoing movement to promote and amplify the voices of BIPOC Deaf Talent®. Jade is a proud member of the New York Women in Film and Television, (NYWIFT) and ARRAY Crew.