B-Reel has announced that up-and-coming director Miles Jay has joined the company for US, UK, and Scandinavia representation, and will be based in B-Reel’s LA office.
Jay is applauded as a director that pushes the boundaries of narrative filmmaking with digital integration. He directed the first Facebook Connect music video for Young Empires titled “White Doves,” and later created the interactive short film “Carly’s Café,” which this year won him the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions 2012. Both of these films have also earned their spot on the FWA Site of the Day Award. Most recently, Jay earned a spot on Shots Magazine’s New Director Award 2012 Shortlist. The winner will be announced late November.
Carly’s Café continued to launch Jay’s career even further when the President of Poland used it in a presentation to the United Nations to support the Convention of Rights of People with Disabilities. The result of Jay’s interactive work always creates long engagements with viewers. He believes that the future of storytelling blends the audiences’ lives into a narrative.
“I feel very lucky to be joining a company that has produced work that has inspired me,” says Jay. “You hear a lot about B-Reel, and you can really feel the extent of their excellence when you enter their offices. They have the brightest and most talented people in the industry, and I hope they rub off on me.”
Jay’s father is a successful episodic TV director who knows the heavy demands of the industry. He always wanted to make sure Jay understood the level of commitment and passion it takes to make it in the film industry – and he did.
Over the course of his career, Jay has also won Best Student Film at the Toronto Film Festival, The Universal Studios Canada Student Filmmaker Award, The Norman Jewison Director Award 2011 & 2012, and Best Director & Best Film at the Air Canada Film Festival.