Jay Grant is an Australian cinematographer who started in his late teen's as a videographer for Quiksilver and Billabong, working on numerous surf films and campaigns in Tahiti, Phillipines, Indonesia, India and Japan, inspiring him to pursue a career in cinematography with a strong focus on narrative.
Since graduating from AFTRS in 2014 with a graduate certificate in cinematography, Jay has shot three feature films by some of Australia's most recognised emerging directorial talent -- James Raue’s dark comedy/mockumentary PSYCHOANALYSIS (2016), winner of six awards globally including 'Best International Film' at Manchester International Film Festival. Lucy Coleman’s mumblecore comedy HOT MESS (2017), internationally debuting at Seattle International Film Festival. 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, winning the 'Audience Award for Best Feature Film' and receiving a nomination for 'Best Indie Feature Film' at the 2019 AACTA Awards.
When Jay isn't shooting films he's shooting and editing campaigns and social content for clients such as Champion, Tommy Jeans, Calvin Klein and Sony as well as the current Life Without Andy x Boost Mobile doco web series 'TwentyFour', featuring local and international musicians like Vince Staple's, Chainsmokers, Dune Rat's and a bunch of other artist.
- ACS Awards 2019 - 'Sequin In A Blue Room' - Student Cinematography Bronze Award
- AACTA Awards 2019 - 'Sequin In A Blue Room' - Best Indie Feature Film Nomination
- Sydney Film Festival 2019 - 'Sequin In A Blue Room' - Audience Award Best Feature FIlm
- L.A Short Film Festival 2018 - 'Father' - Best Short Winner