Jazmine Smith is a Vancouver-based filmmaker and entrepreneur who grew up on Flying Dust First Nation, a Cree reserve located in North-Western Saskatchewan. She has a passion for beauty and style and is currently attending Business Administration classes online through Primetuitive Education, a program specialized in Indigenous learning, while pursuing her filmmaking aspirations. She is driven by Indigenous queer stories that inspire and motivate others and dismantle stereotypes about the queer community. She is the founder and owner of a beauty studio called Transcendence Beauty, which is intended towards helping transgender woman, crossdressers and drag queens.
Her latest film “I Am Me" (2018) played in many film festivals around the world, and won Best Documentary at the 300 Seconds Short Film Festival 2020 (Toronto) as well as the Audience Award at Skoden Film Festival 2020 (Vancouver). It received a mention in Vogue Magazine for the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival 2019 and aired across Canada on APTN and CBC through Every Child Matters, a program for residential school reconciliation and healing. She participates in Q&A’s about Indigenous queer cinema and short films to break the misconceptions regarding two-spirited culture. The support and love from her family is something she values in her life and art.