Jay successfully ran his own production company, COLLECTIVE9 since 2007 before teaming up with Pablo from aRTLeSS Media. As with many things in the North, he has had to learn to be a jack-of-all-trades within the industry meaning that writing, producing, directing, shooting and editing are everyday tasks for him on almost any project he takes on. That being said, he has made a commitment to working collectively with the best and brightest the North has to offer.
Because of this commitment to respecting the process of film production and committing to its development in the North, Jay has been able to work with some of the North’s highest profile clients and projects: Arctic Air, Ice Pilots NWT, Dene: A Journey, BHP Community videos, Alex Debogorski / Ice Road Truckers and Juno Award winning songstress Leela Gilday, to name a few. Jay is also a writer and has been published in UpHere Magazine, Ascent Magazine, Edge YK Magazine and VICE Magazine.
Jay is the creator and President of the Dead North Film Festival, the world's first and only circumpolar filmmaking challenge, and a founding member of the NWT Professional Media Association.
Selected Credits (For Jay’s full portfolio, please visit IMDb)