Jayce began his journey as a filmmaker acting in numerous films and television shows, most notably Richard Linklater’s Suburbia, Sam Rami’s Spiderman, Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent, and most recently, Ava Duvernay’s Central Park Five. Jayce’s first screenplay, The Cake Eaters (Screen Media), became a critically acclaimed film directed by Mary Stuart Masterson, which he starred in alongside Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern. Following that, Jayce wrote, directed, and produced Fall To Rise (Panorama Entertainment) starring Daphne Rubin-Vega and legendary dancers Desmond Richardson & Katherine Crockett as well as members of The Martha Graham Dance Company. Robert Redford said of the film “Bartok beautifully captured the emotional difficulty of dancers coming to terms with age and identity.” More highlights for Fall To Rise include being an official selection at the prestigious Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center and winner of the Bulleit Frontier Filmmaker Award. Most recently, Jayce stepped into the role of producer on the award-winning documentary, Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (The Orchard). The LA Times called the film “a rich deeply dimensional documentary.” Other credits include co-director and producer of the award-winning documentary Altered By Elvis, and the short films: Suddenly… starring Terry Kinney and Elvis Nolasco, Sunburn, starring Jack Falahee and Damian Young, Cocked and Locked, Jack & Paul, and Stricken, starring Hayley Mills as well as the SXSW winning, Little Pumpkin. His next feature film, The Prince of Soho, will go into production in 2019. In addition, Jayce has been a juror for the Chelsea Film Festival & the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, a frequent moderator & panelist for SAG-AFTRA, a contributor to the book, Now Write!, a columnist for MovieMaker Magazine, and an instructor at the legendary Neighborhood Playhouse. He is also very proud of his role as ‘Dad’ on PBS’ animated series, Pinkalicious and Peteriffic.
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