Raised in Seoul, South Korea and Sydney, Australia, 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’ 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. While in Korea Jay also directed an adaptation of Sam Shepherd’s play ‘Fool for Love’ and the short film ‘Contact Point’, both featuring renowned Korean actors Moon Choi and Sukku Son.
Jay’s first feature project ‘Glowed Up’ was developed through Film London’s Microwave Programme and is currently in the final stages of development with the British Film Institute. ‘Trash(Søppel)’, her first short film in Norway, was developed through Viken Filmsenter in Norway and premiered at the Grimstad Short Film Festival. Jay recently graduated from the Norwegian Film School with a master’s in Film Directing, where she focused on virtual production and multiverse storytelling. Jay is currently based between Oslo and London.