Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jay moved to London in 2006 to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Her acting career soon led her to directing, and she wrote the script to her first short film ‘Red Reflections’ (2013) through the Royal Court Theatre’s writer’s programme. The same year she directed the Korean play ‘Melodrama’ at Good People’s Theatre Company, for which she received a nomination for Best Director at the 34th Korean Art Festival for Workers. In 2014, she directed a Korean adaptation of Sam Shepherd’s play ‘Fool for Love’ and shot her second short film ‘Contact Point’, both featuring renowned Korean actors Moon Choi and Sukku Son. The following year Jay worked in Berlin while directing the portrait film ‘The Travellers’.

Jay’s first feature project ‘Glowed Up’ was developed through Film London’s Microwave Programme in 2016 and was a finalist for production funding. ‘Trash(Søppel)’, her latest short film, was developed through Viken Filmsenter in Norway and premiered at the Grimstad Short Film Festival. Jay is currently doing a master’s in Series Directing at the Norwegian Film School while developing ‘Glowed Up’ with the British Film Institute. She is based between Oslo and London.

Photo: Rasmus Eriksson