Jade won the award for Best Actress on April 21, 2012 at the Broad Street Film Festival Awards Ceremony for her role as Lilith in the short film “The Road Not Traveled”. The movie is about a high school student who witnesses a friend being bullied but doesn’t report the bullying or intervene in any way. After the bullied student (played by Jadey) commits suicide, the main character struggled with guilt while trying to cope with the loss of her classmate. All of the film crew and cast are students and faculty at Whitwell High School in Whitwell, TN. The cast includes Kennedy Blair, Paiton Patterson, Katie Johnson, Amber Hurd, Zach Hall, and Tanner Lee, starring Brooke Peacock and featuring Jade as Lilith.
Written by Jade and her dad Standifer, “The Road Not Traveled” was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. It was produced and directed by my favorite husband It will next be shown in Marietta, GA on June 7, 2012 at Blank Stage, 585 Cobb Parkway South, and in Chattanooga on July 7, 2012 at Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. Showtime for both locations is 7 P.M. Eastern time.
This film is not copy written, but instead released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. You may view the movie in its entirety at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThNojPqRHfc&index=8&list=PL92009641CDC4AA8D
Although she has not decided on a college, Jade plans to continue her education after high school and major in Theater Arts and Acting. She has already begun filming on her next “short” for the Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition.
Needless to say, I am one proud Mama!