Jay is a cinematographer based out of Vancouver, Canada, working worldwide on films, commercials, music videos, and documentaries.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production from the University of British Columbia as well as a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Film and Theatre from the University of Alberta.
After living abroad, learning four languages, and traveling to 33 countries, Jay developed a passion for diverse storytelling and continues to incorporate these unique cultural elements into his cinematography.
Jay has worked in both camera and lighting departments in the film and television industry for years and has been mentored by some of the world's most renowned cinematographers. He owns an Arri Alexa Mini LF as well as a set of Angeniéux Optimo cinema lenses.
His films have screened and won awards at international film festivals including Cannes, Edmonton, and Montreal. He is the winner of the Freda Springate Prize for Excellence in Film and the UBC Film Production Alumni Award.
Jay recently completed Roads of Ithriyah, a feature film set in war-torn Syria directed by Javier Badillo, as well as Death of the Party, a dark comedy directed by Melanie Jones.