Jay Manari is an Italian Film Director, Writer and Filmmaker with experience working in films, TV series, and music videos both in Europe (Italy) and in the U.S (California – Los Angeles & New York).
In the Film Industry, Jay has held numerous professional roles. In LA, Jay began as Executive Development Assistant and Camera Operator for director Simone Bartesaghi at the prestigious Los Angeles Film School. Next, Jay worked within the Cineaste Films Productions for the music video ‘Vandaag – Bakermat’ and for the TV movie ‘Megachurch Murder’ (also known as ‘Shaker Pointe’).
In New York, Jay produced and directed “American Rouge” (2014), an experimental music video screened in England, New York, and India, and awarded as “Best Experimental Short Film” Audience Award at A Corto Di Donne Film Festival (Pozzuoli, Italy); and “Petite Blanche” (2017), a fiction winner of Best Editing Award along with a Nomination for Best Screenplay at Oniros Film Awards, and a nomination for Best Fiction at Gold Movie Awards.
Recently, ManarìFilmArts produced documentaries, and promo videos for third parties, and is currently working on the preproduction of Jay’s feature film called “Feelings In The Shadow”.
In January 2018, Jay started working as Creative Art Director for “MiraBanART Showcase”, an itinerary art exhibition, running throughout Italy from July till November, powered by MiraBan Ltd Company, a British Art Company located in London (UK). At the same time, Jay works as video content creator for MiraBan promo videos and art events.
Since September 2018, Jay has been working as freelance filmmaker in Italy for a variety of video projects and footage on demands websites, such as Black Box LLC.