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 more than 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.
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, Death of the Party, a family drama directed by Melanie Jones, and Not Your Average Bear, an 80’s crime comedy directed by Cliff Skelton.