Jade Healy, a native of Montreal, began her film career as a production executive for Muse Films, giving her an inside out knowledge of film production. However, her desire was to have a more creative impact on the films she worked on, which led her to leave producing for the art department.
Jades first feature as a production designer was the 80’s horror film THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews, including praise for its production design. Devil has gone on to win many festival awards including best feature at the Birmingham Film Festival and Screamfest. It was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
Jade continues to nonstop design features such as Jonathan Mossek’s AS GOOD AS DEAD, starring Cary Elwes, Andy MacDowell, Frank Whaley and Jess Weixler. Jay Alaimo’s second feature CHLORINE starring Kyra Sedgwick, Vincent D’Onofrio and Tom Sizemore. She worked With Lena Duhnam on TINY FURNITURE which won the Jury Prize at South by Southwest Film Festival.
Her collaboration with influential director Joe Swanberg can be seen in ALEXANDER THE LAST, which premiered at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival. Jade also co-wrote and designed the feature film IT WAS GREAT, BUT I WAS READY TO COME HOME with writer/director Kris Swanberg in Costa Rica, which also premiered at South by Southwest.
In 2010, Jade had two films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Josh Radnor’s HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE which won the audience award and Zeina Durra’s THE IMPERIALIST ARE STILL ALIVE!. She also reteamed with Ti West for his feature THE INNKEEPERS starring Sara Paxton and Kelly McGillis, which premiered at South by Southwest this year. Thereafter, she designed THE NORMALS for director Kevin Connors, and currently, she is collaborating with director Ted Koland on LUMPY, starring Justin Long and Jess Weixler.