Jay Ez | Script Revolution

Jay Ez

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Jay Ez
Berlin, Germany

JayEz | Berlin | 27, queer, non-binary

I'm a writer of (fan)fiction, filmmaker and – you guessed it – a screenwriter!

So far, I have written, directed and produced two short films: Acceptance/Akzeptanz (2016) and The Hacker (2017). For 2018, however, I'm committing myself to the craft of writing by working on original scripts as well as taking classes on storytelling. I'm an honor student at Masterclass.com where I've met a lot of great fellow creatives while learning from many inspiring instructors like Aaron Sorkin, Shonda Rhimes or Malcolm Gladwell. 

I'm always happy to give feedback to fellow writers since I think we need to band together and help one another... I'm also quite the idealist, though it seems so many people in the industry see only the business side of storytelling. That's probably why I've fallen in love with Scriptrevolution at first sight! 

A note on representation, diversity, and the power of media

As someone who has experienced first-hand how a film can change someone's life, I'm conscious of the role creators play in shaping all our lives.

Movies aren't created – or consumed – in a vacuum and I believe every creator owes their audience the respect of holding themselves to a higher standard. The latter is a phrase I've come up with in my essay "It's Not A Game Anymore." – a (screen)writer's manifesto, which I feel encapsulates my philosophy as a creative very well. 

Plus, I'm a non-binary writer who identifies as grey-a demiromantic (and is happy to explain what that all means). I'm also a white person trying to be the best ally I can be, both personally and professionally – keyword critical whiteness.

All these aspects of my personality affect the way I engage with media as well as how I approach my own works. I love to entertain, to affect and to prompt readers and viewers to reflect on the world and their role in it, which I'll hopefully achieve with every project anew! 

 

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Scripts By Jay

The Hacker
Inside a derelict barn, a 17-year-old hacker meets the government official who has the power to grant him a second chance – or ruin his life forever.
Short Drama, Thriller Produced 8pp