Jay is a director, editor, screenwriter, and baseball writer.
Of Jay’s feature film debut, the Austin Chronicle wrote, “STOMP! SHOUT! SCREAM! does it better than American International Pictures ever did… as much fun as an episode of Hullabaloo-- snappy bouffants, earnest braniacs, hippy-hippy-shake and all.” The film screened at over thirty festivals, winning three Best-Feature awards. Stream it, or pick up a signed DVD. The garage rock soundtrack is all killer, no filler.
Jay edited and produced over 100 episodes of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He also served as Supervising Editor and Producer on Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007). Jay’s editing credits also include Adult Swim’s “Space Ghost Coast to Coast”, “Squidbillies”, and “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell”; The Disney Channel’s “Gravity Falls” and “Wander Over Yonder”; Netflix’s “Kid Cosmic,” and the heist-comedy SuperCon (2018), starring Maggie Grace and John Malkovich. Coming soon: A Town Called Purgatory (2024), starring Matt Servitto.
Jay writes, directs, and edits award-winning short films, music videos, and webseries. The Monster Trilogy (1998-2000) is a short films series and, according to filethirteen, “One of the funniest and most loving salutes to Z-grade films ever made… There is no blood or gore, just an audience in stitches!”
Jay partnered with Dad’s Garage Theater to direct and edit several short films, including a music video for a sweet country love song, “Rusty Trombone”, which won Best Music Video at the 2011 Los Angeles Comedy Festival.
In the ten-episode web series Kino-Edwards Picture Show, scenes from classic films (Maltese Falcon, Blade Runner, Goonies, among others) are re-conceived in new genres. It won Best Web Content at the Los Angeles Reel Independent Film Festival in 2016.
Jay has written and co-written several feature and pilot scripts. OUT, a pilot script about life in minor league baseball, was a semifinalist (top 10% out of 5,000 entries) in the 2021 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Competition.
Jay lives in Los Angeles, CA, and is producing a Western Trilogy of short films, but mostly thinking about baseball.