SADÉ CLACKEN JOSEPH
SADÉ CLACKEN JOSEPH is a Caribbean - American filmmaker, photographer and singer from the Bronx, New York. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology from Columbia University in 2011, she joined the production team for the ABC Daytime Television talk show The View. After four years on the show, and freelancing as a photographer and documentarian, she decided to fully pursue her dreams of being a full - time filmmaker. She received her MFA in Film Production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, with an emph asis in Directing. Sadé is dedicated to shining a light on underrepresented groups. Her debu t documentary series Run Carlos Run (2015), chronicled an undocumented Mexican immigrant’s pursuit of the American Dream and journey to become the first Latino to run across the country. Th ree short films she directed recently finished a successful festival circuit run. Ponyboi (2019), which follows a Salvadorian - American intersex r unaway who is searching for love, self - redemption and a way out of his working - class New Jersey neighborhood, made waves at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival where it was named one of the "Five not to be missed short films" by Forbes. Finding Phoebe (2019), that tells the story of a young girl on the streets of Baltimore battling her history of sexual abuse, screened at UrbanWorld and was recently acquired by Amazon Prime. Sadé’s thesis film Hats (2018) won the Best Student Short and the Founders Award at the 2018 International Bla ck Film Festival and made its television premiere on Revolt TV. Her musical background has also led to a passion for directing music videos and musically driven commercial content. Her comedy Knight starring Grammy - Award winning Robert Glasper , was the first narrative film produced by Spotify via their Black Girl Magic platform . Later that year she directed the short documentary 10 Years Strong with rapper T. I for his A.K.O.O clothing brand in South Africa. Her work on Common’s Hope and Redemption Prison Tour over the last several years has been featured on VICE, Variety and Rolling Stone. She has also directed two of Common’s latest music videos as well as a number of commercials including a spot for Target’s Black Beyond Measur e campaign through PRETTYBIRD. Currently, Sadé is directing a feature music documentary entitled Trap Jazz featuring T.I Terrace Martin and Quincy Jones. She is in development for her first narrative feature, Shteez , a coming - of - age musical dramedy set in the Bronx, as well as the Ponyboi feature film. Sadé is a Ryan Murphy Half Foundation Fellow , Director's Guild of America John Frankenheimer Fellow and Inaugural 30 Under 30 Caribbean - American Emerging Leader and Change Maker Award recipient for which she was honored at Obama's White House. She is the CEO and Founder of Out of Many Media LLC, a multi - media production house which focuses on intersectionality and creating inclusive spaces for POC, LGBTQIA+, and womxn narratives in media with a special emphas is on the Afro - Caribbean diaspora. She is based in Los Angeles and represented by Jelani Johnson at MACRO.