Jay Schweid

Jay Schweid

CEO/Founder at ephelants

New York City, New York

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June 2013
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About Jay

Jay Schweid is a native New Yorker and serial entrepreneur who immersed himself in the creative biosphere brewing in the city in the 1980s. As an inspiring pro tennis player, he founded JCS, a bespoke racket customizing and stringing service for elite players including John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Gabriela Sabatini, Yannick Noah, Jim Courier, Jennifer Capriati, and Andy Roddick. He was honored to act as the official racket service of the US Open and the US Davis Cup Teams.​

Collaborating with Mickey Rourke, Jay went on to launch The Spot, a vibrant lounge and South Beach fixture. Blending his expertise in retail and hospitality, Jay launched an elite concierge and event service to address the needs of a roster of HNWI and entertainment clients.

In 2012 Jay launched ephelants – an entertainment brand focused on film, commercial, and event production.​

Jay has produced numerous award winning films, videos, commercials and produced countless events around the world.

Recognizing systematic inefficiencies inherent to the industry, he built the idea for the ephelant platform. Jay’s desire to use technology as a tool to democratize the production process fuels his passion for this current venture and drives the momentum behind the company.




  • MansLaughter

    MansLaughter (2015)
    Film by David Marlett (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Producer Four people in tangled relationships discover an extraordinary opportunity: a man they know is ecstatic about having won the $265 Million Mega Lotto though he is cautiously waiting to turn in the ticket. But delay is not his friend, nor are the other four people as his caution gives them time for deception, double-cross and murder in order to claim the ticket for themselves. But who will end up with the money? Pay attention all around you to find out. In this revolutionary, original film, you'll have a never-seen-before experience. After putting on a Samsung GearVR (virtual reality headgear), you'll find yourself in a virtual world, amid a web of lies and murder. Here time is collapsed and four scenes (that would otherwise happen on different days in the real world) are happening simultaneously all around you. Watch it several times to unravel who is setting up whom in order to steal the winning ticket. Written by Team MansLaughter

  • Redrum: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of the Shining

    Redrum: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of the Shining (2013)
    Film (short) by Joe Lovero (Musical) Producer

  • Reject Road

    Reject Road (2012)
    Film by Nicholas Michael Holmes (Drama) Producer Taking over your father's business is an honor and a birthright. But for Richard and Jack, it's their curse and their addiction. These two brothers now must take post as police officers at the behest of the parents of troubled teens, and take them away to special disciplinary boarding schools across the country. On the way, Richard, the tee-totaling straight and narrow one and Jack, the former cocaine addicted, chain smoking one, clash over their different and sometimes brutal methods of keeping the kids in line. But are these disturbed individuals strong enough to help prevent these kids from turning into them? Written by Petros L. Ioannou

  • Deep Red Dandelions

    Deep Red Dandelions (2012)
    Film (short) Producer

  • Another Kind

    Another Kind (2012)
    Film Producer

  • Marco Polo

    Marco Polo (2012)
    Film (short) Producer

  • Struck

    Struck (2011)
    Film Producer

  • An Idle Dream

    An Idle Dream (2010)
    Film (short) by Syrie Moskowitz (Drama and Romance) Producer An Idle Dream explores the misappropriation of power and its consequences in a relationship between Ellen, an exuberant young dancer, and Pascal, the troubled choreographer who is terrified of losing her.

  • C'est bouillant

    C'est bouillant (2009)
    Film (short) by Arthur Boujenah (Music) Producer

  • Ljubav do neba

    Ljubav do neba (2009)
    Film (short) by Gianluca Fellini (Music) Producer

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