ABOUT
Jay is a Sydney based freelance cinematographer who has shot three feature films by some of Australia's most recognised, emerging directorial talent:  Samuel Van Grinsven's queer coming-of-age thriller SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM (2019), which had it’s world premiere at Sydney Film Festival where it won the 'Audience Award for Best Feature Film' and received a nomination for 'Best Indie Feature Film' at The AACTA Awards; Lucy Coleman’s mumblecore comedy HOT MESS (2017),  internationally debuting at Seattle International Film Festival; James Raue’s dark comedy mockumentary PSYCHOANALYSIS (2015), winner of six awards globally including 'Best International Film' at Manchester International Film Festival​.
Beginning in his late teen's filming and editing for companies like Quiksilver and Billabong, Jay worked on numerous surf films and campaigns in countries such as Tahiti, Phillipines, Indonesia, India and Japan, inspiring him to pursue a career in cinematography with a strong focus on narrative. This lead him to graduate from The Australian Film Television Radio School in 2014 with a graduate certificate in cinematography.
When Jay isn't shooting films he is working on campaigns and social content for clients such as Champion, Tommy Jeans and Calvin Klein nationally and abroad.
Jay is currently in pre for his fourth feature film RUN. A female driven horror/thriller directed by  Holly Hargreaves.
 
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FESTIVALS & AWARDS
AACTA Awards 2019 - 'Sequin In A Blue Room' - Best Indie Feature Film Nomination​
Sydney Film Festival 2019 - 'Sequin In A Blue Room' - Audience Award for Best Feature Film​
L.A Short Film Festival 2018 - 'Father' - Best Short Winner
ACS Awards 2019 - 'Sequin In A Blue Room' - Student Cinematography Bronze Award
 
 
PRESS
Jay Grant Behind The Camera on Award-Winning Gay Thriller 'Sequin In A Blue Room' - Australian Cinematographer Magazine. 
https://acmag.com.au/2019/10/27/sequin-in-a-blue-room/
"his (Sequin's) worldliness separates him from his fellows, and Jay Grant’s largely squared-off
cinematography bolds the effect" - The Hollywood Reporter.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/sequin-a-blue-room-review-1225999
"The cinematography by Jay Grant is mostly spellbinding and pulls you in by his use of colour, neon lights and closeups." - Novastream.
http://novastreamnetwork.com/mff/review-sequin-in-a-blue-room/
 
 
 
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