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Jay Reid
Toronto, Canada

Jay Reid is award-winning writer/director and freelance journalist whose films have played at Canadian, US and international festivals and have also been featured on short websites such as FilmShortage.com.

Reid, an accomplished screenwriter, is the winner of SODEC’s Grand Prize for his short screenplay Phases of the Moon. As a result of his win, SODEC sent him to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival as part of SODEC Lab to attend the Producers Workshop. His feature script, Volunteer, a dark comedy/drama about suicide hotline volunteers, was shortlisted for The Black List Feature Lab 2018 and the Black List/Cassian Elwes Fellowship, and was a finalist in Screencraft’s Screenwriting Fellowship.

Lifelike his latest short, sent him to Cannes for the second time as it was selected as one of 15 films in Canada to be part of Telefilm's Not Short on Talent Program 2019 at the Cannes market. It premiered in Quebec at the 38th Abitibi-Temiscamingue International Film Festival in Rouyn-Noranda, and went to play at festivals throughout Canada, the US, Mexico and internationally. It was selected by the Boston Underground Film Festival to be included in the Nightstream 2020 Film Festival, a combination of five of the most important genre festivals in the US during the pandemic and the largest online genre event ever and won Best Short Film at the Grindsploitation Film Festival (part of GenreBlast).

His next short, Prophylactic, was selected by Maison des Scenaristes for their writer/producer meetings at Clermond-Ferrand 2021 after being one of 15 finalists in the Shore Scripts Film Fund competition in 2020 and has recently been optioned by Dark Prince. It will go into production in late 2021.

His first independent feature, "Jabroni" is currently in the financing stage with a shoot date in February 2022.

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Scripts By Jay

After a suicide hotline volunteer discovers her actions might have led to the death of a caller, she becomes pathologically selfless to alleviate the guilt, but her efforts soon lead to disastrous results for all.
Feature Drama For sale 109pp
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The Offering
An unstable death row escapee confronts and kidnaps the ailing young woman who rejected his heart for transplant surgery, determined to change her mind.
Feature Drama, Thriller For sale 112pp
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After his life begins to spiral, a man moves in with a childhood friend and his doting mother, and soon finds himself regressing.
Feature Comedy, Drama For sale 92pp