JAY PALMIERI JR. - is a award winning Horror filmmaker based in NY & NJ. He's had a passion for the Horror genre since he was 10 years old and after graduating high school he immediately enrolled at the New York Film Academy. Since graduating from NYFA in 2011, Jay has been determined to continue writing fun & original scripts in a genre that is plagued with constant remakes, sequels, etc. Jay's writer/director credits include: DELUSION (2011), PROPHECY (2011), THE KUKLA (2014), IMPRISONED SOULS (2014), TASTE (2016), & Léa (2017), which is currently in post production.
His 2014 campy slasher film IMPRISONED SOULS was nominated for "Best Short Film" at the 2014 SCARE-A-CON Film Festival & 2015 Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival. &, THE KUKLA was his Project Greenlight submission.
His 2016 LGBT thriller TASTE has won 18 Awards & been accepted into 23 film festivals so far. Eight being personal wins for himself.
Jay's Filmography: (Acting, Directing, Writer, Crew, Modeling)
Writing/Producing/Directing (Short Film)
3)Imprisoned Souls (2014)
4)The Kukla (2014)
Miscellaneous Crew: (Short Film)
1)Maria(2011)- Boom Operator (Dir. Kevin Tati)
2)Angst(2011)- Boom Operator (Dir. Manish Lakra)
3)Death Bet(2011)- Assistant Boom Operator (Dir. Andrew Raska)
4)See No Evil(2011)- Boom Operator/Grip (Dir. Lee Yang Chris)
5)Mary Jane's Last Dance(2011)- Grip (Dir. Jeff Holmden)
6)Lifeless #beingkindadeadreallysucks(2012)- Continuity Supervisor (Dir. VP Boyle)
7)Pressure(2012)- Key Grip (Dir. Daniel Coimbra)
8)Mintz Condition(2012)- Grip (Dir. Stefanie Coimbra)
9)Catherine Porter "A Good Day To Die" (MUSIC VIDEO)- Playback/Script Supervisor/Set Photographer (Dir. Sean Robinson)
10)The Sign(2012)- Boom Operator (Dir. Fede Portugal)
11)Naked(2012)- Script Supervisor (Dir. Sean Robinson)
12)King Of Oneiros(2012)- Production Assistant (Dir. Dylan Howard)
13)Gingerbread House(2013)- Script Supervisor (Dir. VP Boyle)
14)Canvas (2015)- Assistant Director (Dir. Jackie Massar)
15)Black Star (2015)- Script Supervisor (Dir. Matilde Ascheri)
Acting: (Short Film)
1)After The Rain(2008)- Shy
2)Crazy(2010)- Man on street
4)Production Workshop(2010)- Vic
5)Remote Control(2010)- Lady Gaga/Male Stripper/Killer
6)The Last Event(2011)- Reporter (voice)
7)Maria(2011)- Party Guest
8)Wynter Gordon “Til Death” (MUSIC VIDEO)- Background Dancer
9)Lifeless #beingkindadeadreallysucks(2012)- Hipster Audiophile
10)Mintz Condition(2012)- Dead Body/Old Man
11)Kelsey Chaos "In For The Kill" (MUSIC VIDEO)- Club Goer
12)Ascension(2012)- Cult Member
14)Maniac Spoof(2012)- Clay (Gay Roommate)
15)Gingerbread House(2013)- Random Customer
16)Spark (2017)- Gay Couple
1)Hite Beer (ft. PSY)- Concert Goer (DURRO)
2)Twisted- pilot episode (ABC FAMILY)
3)The Carrie Diaries- 3 episodes (THE CW)
4)King Of Oneiros- Extra (NYFA)
5)Lilyhammer- Extra (NETFLIX)
6)Law & Order- Extra
7)Orange Is The New Black- High School Student (NETFLIX)
8.Elementary- Trendy Pedestrian
9)Younger- Convention Attendee (TV LAND)
1)High School Musical(2009)- Basketball Player (Mystic Vision Players)
2)Unnecessary Farce(2009)- Mayor Meekly (Dir. Mark Megill)
3)Annie(2009)- Police Officer/Servant/Ensemble (Dir. Laurie Edwards, NJ Theatre Group)
4)Grandma Remember’s Something(2010)- Grandma
5)Les Miserables(2010)- Convict #5/Fauchelavant/Claquoes (Dir. Nicole Machin)
6)Lady Gaga Telephone Jay Palmieri & Posse(2010)- Grandma
7)Grandma’s Big Adventure(2010)- Grandma
1)Cover Model for romance novel "Lost Years" by Ginger Sharp
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Actor Spark is a short film about grief that follows award-winning alcoholic writer, Wayne (Tom Althoff), on his search for inspiration for his new novel after a horrific tragedy struck him and his young wife, Danielle (Mackenzie Leigh Barmen).
Film (Horror, Thriller and Short) Writer/Producer/Director A young mail-order-bride from France recently loses her American husband to a incurable illness. Finally rid of the man she felt nothing for she starts to enjoy her new found freedom but there is a menacing presence lurking around to make sure she meets the same grisly fate. Written by Jay Palmieri Jr.
Till We Meet Again
Film (Adventure and Drama) Actor Landing in the paradise of Thailand, cross cutting back to the main characters past life in New York, Erik ( Johan Matton) a young writer dependent on the love of his life Joanna (Linnea Larsdotter), argue and split up in the unfamiliar country of Thailand. We follow them on their separate journeys as Joanna meets up with her childhood friend David and Erik cross path with three backpackers Jamie, Cecile and Miranda. The journey takes unexpected consequences when temporary attraction, anxiety, loneliness and unfamiliar grounds forces Joanna and Erik to learn who they really are. Throughout their journey in Thailand we sporadically flashback into the beginning of Erik and Joanna's life in New York to learn who they are - each time we reveal a moment further back in time leading up to the first time they met. Written by Johan Matton
Film (Drama, Horror, Thriller and Short) Writer/Producer/Director When Roe (Christina Toth), a bulimic fashion model, moved to New York she thought her dark family secrets were finally behind her, but after a chance encounter with Evan (Danielle Kronenberg), a young fashion photographer with a history of sexually manipulating her models, Roe finds that her animalistic ways can't be tamed after all.
Film (Short, Fantasy, Music and Musical) Miscellaneous Crew GINGERBREAD HOUSE is a gritty musical short film that explores both sides of the holiday season -light and dark-as an unlikely group of twenty-somethings in NYC find themselves starved for authentic human connection. The Big Apple dances, bites and surprises all of them as it relentlessly drives them to create a new definition of family.
Television (Comedy and Romance) Actor Follows 40-year-old Liza (Foster), a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find out it's nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with a 20-something guy at a bar convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 -- with the help of a makeover, courtesy of her best friend Maggie (Mazar). Armed with new confidence, she lands a job as an assistant to the temperamental Diana (Shor) and teams up with her new co-worker and fellow 20-something Kelsey (Duff) to make it in the career of her dreams. Written by TVland
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Memories are easily contaminated, especially when people try to remember a very traumatic experience.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Set in present day Manhattan, two unlikely women meet in the most usual circumstance. One: an independent, successful artist, bored in her college-sweetheart-themed marriage. The other: a lonely housewife and mother, desperate to discover what is missing in her whimsical world. One week brings the two together where a certain spontaneity and sexuality are explored. Neither of them are aware of how much they're willing to risk until it may be too late. Written by Producers
Orange Is the New Black
Television (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actor Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.
Television (Comedy) Actor A well-intentioned church congregation faces the harsh realities of New York City living in this satiric comedy series.
Film (Horror, Thriller and Short) Writer/Producer/Director A young Dancer believes she's being stalked by an old Porcelain Doll given to her by her domineering Mother.
Film (Horror, Thriller and Short) Writer/Producer/Director Deep within those woods, lies a curse. A curse that imprisons the souls of all who have perished there. But, unbeknown, to Danielle & her friends, the legend is indeed real. And, one of those Spirits plans to keep them there.....forever.
Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig
King of Oneiros
Film (Short, Fantasy and Romance) Actor Araich reconnects with his lost love after her tragic death only to find himself in a Lucid Dream where he commands his own universe.
Film (Short, Music and Musical) Actor A musical short film about living life to the fullest. Au naturel.
Television (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actor Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt) is a former New York mobster, who after testifying in a trial in the United States, joins the witness protection program. Intrigued by the place after watching the Winter Olympics in 1994, he is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway. The transition from being a feared and respected gangster in New York, to becoming an unemployed immigrant in Norway, is not simple. Frank soon discovers that in order to succeed in this rural Norwegian society, he must resort to his old ways. Written by Anonymous
The Carrie Diaries
Television (Comedy and Romance) Actor Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.
Television (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Teen Danny Desai returns home after five years in a juvenile detention facility for killing his aunt, reconnects with old friends and attracts the attention of the high schools "it girl" who is later find dead and he is the prime suspect in the murder.
Film (Short and Drama) Actor A drama where one man shifts his devotion from his cult to a new woman, and works to protect her, as the leader works to break that bond and take the group to the next life.
Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Musical) Actor A movie musical with a completely original score, LIFELESS #BeingKindaDeadSortaSucks weaves it's quirky path around eight high school grads who accidentally spill Extra-Strength-Blue-Plummer-Gel into their party punch and wake up undead. Yes, it's a dark comedy with singing and dancing...and blue goo. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department 11 years after 9/11, A embittered blind officer is begging for some mercy in the middle of downtown Manhattan when a young men comes to his aid and offers him an opportunity to redeem himself through a sign that the police had next to him.
The Last Event
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actor A man obsessed with the end of the world, tries to get a hold of a ticket to 'the last event'. On his roller-coaster journey, he meets with people he scarred in the past and mysterious new faces that question his existence.
Film (Horror, Mystery, Thriller and Short) Writer/Producer/Director A young girl arrives home to her apartment, only to start feeling like she is not alone. Is she still suffering from Delusion's? Or, is someone there waiting to appear?
Film (Drama, Horror, Thriller and Short) Writer/Producer/Director On the eve of her 18th birthday, Alexa begins to fear that the nightmares she has suffered since childhood, may be prophetic.
See No Evil
Film (Short, Crime, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Have you ever wanted to see the world through other people's eyes, or even, animal's eyes? But be careful what you wish for, cause curiosity kills the cat! A man discovers people don't usually see the truth on his way 'exploring' different worlds, so he decides to help them take off those blinds in front of their eyes, but of course, in a brutal way. And what would a young officer do when he confronts with a psychopath who has a penchant for eyes? He gets excited, and forgets there's a paper clip on the table. Written by Anonymous
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards- BEST PRODUCER SHORT for "TASTE"