Jay Pendragon | Script Revolution

Jay Pendragon

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Jay Pendragon
Berlin, Germany

Jay Pendragon | formerly JayEz | Berlin | 28, 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).

You can read my completed scripts here on Scriptrevolution:

  • "The Holo Hack", a spy drama with a protagonist who happens to be queer
  • "Excepção", a romantic drama featuring a struggling single father, who gave up his programming career to raise his daughter, and a hedge fund manager with a passion for app development
  • "End of Denial", a dramatic short about how a mother deals with her family's past of child sexual abuse

In 2018, I committed myself to the craft of writing by working on original scripts as well as taking classes on storytelling. In 2019, I'm widening my portfolio to include script consultancy and feedback services. I'm still 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

End Of Denial
A single statement throws a mother's hypocrisy into stark relief. Will she finally stop denying the family's darkest secret, or maintain the status quo?
Short Drama For sale 9pp
Excepção
A romantic drama featuring an unhappy hedge fund manager, a struggling single father trying to raise his daughter, and ruthless CEO trying desperately to stay on top.
Feature Comedy, Drama, Romance For sale 108pp
The Holo Hack
A young British hacker is forced to work with an ambitious intelligence agent — also his former foster mother — to fulfill the mission left to him by his late parents.
Feature Action, Drama For sale 106pp
Screw Your Happy Ending
Who wins when a writer and their characters disagree on the ending?
Short Comedy Example of work only 1pp
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