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Jasmine McGlade graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies: Film & Video. At just twenty years old, she produced Oscar-winning writer-director Damien Chazelle's critically acclaimed feature-length jazz musical Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009, won the Special Jury Prize at the Torino Film Festival, and was nominated for a Gotham Award. It was named one of the best films of the year by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, Film Comment, Time Out New York, and The Boston Phoenix. Jasmine and Damien worked together creatively for ten years on everything from writer-for-hire jobs to original screenplays they co-wrote.

Jasmine was a key figure in the development and production of Chazelle's Oscar-winning film Whiplash, and was an executive producer on La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, which was nominated for a record holding 14 Oscars. La La Land won six Academy Awards and seven Golden Globes, the most number of wins for a film in Globes history.


Jasmine's passion for music led her to direct music videos. Her latest release is a music video she directed for GRAMMY-nominated artist Gregory Alan Isakov, for his 2023 single "The Fall." She is currently working with a diverse slate of bands on upcoming music videos. Jasmine has been screenwriting and directing since 2003. She directed Maria My Love, an independent feature film which she also wrote starring Independent Spirit Award nominee Judy Marte (Raising Victor Vargas) and Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces). The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won Best U.S. Feature at HBO’s New York International Latino Film Festival among other awards. It was named one of Indiewire’s Indies to Watch, and Film Comment’s Amy Taubin called it “real and surprising…an auspicious narrative debut.” Awards Daily wrote, “Judy Marte is remarkable,” and Film Journal International called Karen Black’s performance “incredible…a genuine, even astonishing star turn.” The Denver Post declared that “Maria My Love promises a filmmaker with a steady and deep appreciation of character,” while MTV’s Michael Lopez wrote: “Jasmine McGlade has a very bright Hollywood future ahead of her.”​

Jasmine has a number of film and television projects in development, including Fencer, a feature film starring KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Nicholas Hoult (The Great, The Menu) which she wrote and will direct about a hard-charging female athlete who faces personal demons and childhood rivals as she vies for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team. The film is produced by basketball legend LeBron James, Spencer Beighley, et al. at The SpringHill Company, along with Whitaker Lader and Nicholas Hoult of Dead Duck Films. Tennis champion Naomi Osaka of Hana Kuma is executive producing. The script is inspired by Jasmine’s personal experiences as a champion fencer. Fencer aims, among other things, to depict the intensity of fencing and the pressures of competition, and to shine a light on mental health in the world of elite athletics. Jasmine was selected to workshop the project as part of Film Independent's Director's Lab.



Jasmine was formerly Senior Vice President of Content & Performance at content and fitness company Hydrow, where she also directed content. Jasmine is passionate about social justice, spirituality, and mental health, and her volunteer work has focused on DEI initiatives, LGBTQIA  & women's rights, as well as the arts. She currently serves on the board of directors of nonprofit Circuit Arts, the umbrella organization that includes The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, Cinema Circus, Circuit Films, and The Vineyard's Drive In. She is also on the board of Harvard Fencing. She has previously been a juror at Denver Film Festival and other film festivals, and has guest lectured at universities. Jasmine's greatest joy is her son.

As an athlete, Jasmine is known as a national champion fencer and four-time U.S. Cadet/Junior World Team member. She was named one of Teen Magazine’s “Athletes of the Year,” has trained at the US Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs as an official training partner to the US Modern Pentathlon team, is an NCAA All-American athlete, and has won the Junior Olympics. She has a variety of national and international gold medals under her belt, such as Heidenheim Cadet World Cup, and the Div 1A U.S. National Championships. She has also earned numerous other medals from U.S. National Championships and North American Cups. While at Harvard Jasmine helped her team win the NCAA Championship title, the first in Harvard fencing history.

“As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.”
                                     - Dr. Maya Angelou

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