"Mr. Russell’s creations are a wonder of ingratiating understatement" - Ben Brantley, New York Times


.ruok is a short film that

Jay wrote, directed & produced

starring Peter Mark Kendall,

Zachary Booth &

Sydney James Harcourt.


 ruok has played Film Festivals in New York City, Cardiff, Wales, Washington DC, 

Melbourne, Amsterdam, London, Edmonton, Canada,  Philadelphia, Boston, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Milford, PA, Palm Springs, CA., Corvallis, OR, Kansas City, MO, New Haven, MO, North Carolina, Fargo, ND. St. Louis,  San Diego, Hartford, Miami, Nantes, France, & more

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ruok was one of only

36 short films worldwide chosen for the 

Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff,  Wales (one of the most prestigious LGBT Film Festivals in the world),  

& as part of the 31st NewFest

New York's LGBT Film Festival.


ruok won BEST SHORT at the Everybody Digital Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY


Most recently Jay played roles in 

 Season 4 of Mr Robot,  

as well as in the HBO Miniseries

The Plot Against America. 

This Spring Jay won the

Carbonell Award for

Best Supporting Actor

in a Play

 for his performance in 

Indecent at

Palm Beach Drama Works!

© 2017 by Jay Russell.