Jade is an expert in the overlap of social justice and the arts, working with a broad range of high-profile arts institutions in marketing and communication roles. As former Head Film Programmer for Rooftop Film Club, Jade Desumala was responsible for cinema programming globally, devising creative experiences to delight and inspire audiences around the world. Working with international partners in Barcelona, New York, Los Angeles and London, Jade has a deep respect for the arts and bringing powerful stories to new global audiences.
Having studied Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College and a further Masters in Cultural and Creative industries at King’s College London, Jade brings her desire to inspire to bear, not just professionally, but also by curating community events such as free film festivals in and around South London.
A social media mastermind, Jade advises Altogether Different on engaging audiences digitally but more importantly, how to help people connect with human stories through the arts. Jade particularly loves animated film because of its ability to liberate stories, sometimes confined in a more traditional film medium, to inspire people and create meaning.