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Florence Welcomes Director Jay Walker


Jay will be repped by Florence for live-action direction in the US

Florence Welcomes Director Jay Walker

The Los Angeles-based creative studio, FLORENCE, has signed director Jay Walker for representation in the US. The Berlin-based director is a multi-disciplinary storyteller, working across short films, commercials, and music videos.

Jay is an avowed champion of the short-form medium with a style that is surreal and luminescent, often using lighting that is later digitally enhanced to forge an ethereal, futuristic tone unique to her films. An expert with advanced motion graphics and animation, her work combines these processes with live action to create her signature look. Commercial clients of Walker’s include Dell, Fortnite, and Coachella, and she’s helmed music videos for innumerable European musicians, as well artists on the world stage like Lazer Viking, Zef, and Diplo.

Jay fell in love with filmmaking early on. Born and raised in the American Southwest, Jay was a child actor cast in commercials, TV series, and feature films before she began creating characters and worlds of her own. She started directing short format films, relocated to the Czech Republic, and eventually graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Cinema from the Czech National Film School, FAMU. Walker also learned the Czech language, which has enabled her to thrive as one of the few women directors working in the commercial space in Prague. Her directing career has taken her all across Europe and the United States.

While FLORENCE will represent her for projects in the live-action space, Jay is also an accomplished wizard in VFX and animation and an early adoptee of advanced virtual production with tools like Unreal Engine. She’s frequently collaborated with 3D artist and musician NIVVA, whose artistic presence is as a digital avatar. For her work in virtual production and visual effects, Walker’s talents are also bolstered and represented by Impossible Objects.

“Florence is an incredibly exciting studio to be a part of,” said Jay on her signing. “The leadership are knowledgeable, generous collaborators, and based on their diverse roster and brave body of work, Florence feels like the perfect fit for my style and the work I hope to make.”

“Jay Walker is quickly making a name for herself,” says Jerad Anderson, founder and EP at Florence. “Her creativity, emotional intelligence, impeccable taste, and deep knowledge of all facets of the filmmaking craft means that she is quite a force, yet her relaxed demeanor and collaborative leadership style brings teams together, inspires confidence in clients, and brings out the best of everyone around her. She truly is a rare talent, and we look forward to our clients and collaborators discovering what it’s like to work with Jay.”  

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Florence, Tue, 23 May 2023 08:37:22 GMT