Jay's script, "Borrowing Hope," is the inspiring true story of a destitute addict who finds redemption in sobriety by working his way through law school and becoming an advocate for non-violent criminals to receive treatment over imprisonment.
His first screenplay, "The Rich & Powerless," based on his career as a Sober Companion, advanced in several competitions in 2021.
Jay divides his time between Boston and Los Angeles.
Unique traits: I'm here to tell the truth.
Borrowing Hope Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama The true story of survival and hope of Rick Dyer, a drug addict turned successful lawyer who helps addicts like himself get their lives back on track.
The Rich & Powerless Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama A gentleman in recovery takes a job as a Sober Companion, helping the ultra-rich adjust to clean living but realizes his own values may be compromised by tethering himself to the corrupt organizations that serve only the elite and entitled.
Film by Damien Chazzelle (Drama) Background Plot unknown. Rumored to be set in period Hollywood.
Film by Kathryn Bigelow (Drama) Background Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.
Live by Night
Film by Ben Affleck (Drama) Background A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.
The Curse of Von Dutch
Documentary by IPC (Documentary) Dale Galipo, Esq. The rise and fall of Von Dutch, the 2000s fashion brand known for its trucker hats worn by the likes of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Justin Timberlake.
The Rich & Powerless - Los Angeles International Screenplay Competition: Quarter- Finalist
The Rich & Powerless - LaunchPad Pilot Competition: Second Round
The Rich & Powerless - Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Competition: Finalist
The Rich & Powerless - Boston Screenplay Competition: Finalist
The Rich & Powerless - Screencraft TV Pilot Script Competition: Quarter-Finalist
The Rich & Powerless - Santa Barbara International Screenplay Competition: Official Selection