Jai is a writer/director from Richmond, Virginia. He’s currently a Staff Writer on The CW’s Superman & Lois. His award-winning film, TRI, an action sports drama about Triathlons, led to his selection for the 2016 Shoot Magazine New Director’s Showcase. His recent short film, Slave Cry, was The Commonwealth Award Winner at the 2019 Virginia Film Festival and was recently accepted into the 2021 Pan African Film Festival.
His pilot, RVA, about a group of Black millennials growing up in the former Capital of the Confederacy, was selected for the 2017 Episodic Comedy Writers’ Colony in Nantucket. Another pilot, The American Way, won the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition.
Jai has shadowed directors Omar Madha on AMC’s TURN, and Tucker Gates on Showtime’s Homeland. He served as the Showrunner’s Assistant to Reggie Rock Bythewood on the Apple+ Series, Swagger.
He has been a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow and is a graduate of American University’s MFA Film program.
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