Jay Weisman’s sci-fi feature “Shockwave: Darkside” was recently released domestically on iTunes, Amazon, and VOD. The special-effects-heavy film was also released on DVD in Japan. Previously, Weisman won the award for the Best American Short Film at the Avignon Film Festival and the Best Short Film Based on Originality and Experimentation award at the Wine Country Film Festival for the World War II drama, “Surveillances”. Weisman’s varied entertainment experience includes work in animation, special effects, film and theater. Weisman has produced, directed, and written the animation and vocal performances for the video and web games “Stuart Little 2,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Cheerios,” and “Christina Aguilera.”
In addition to directing for SPIKE TV, he also co-directed the MTV-played music video “Moon” for Warner Bros. recording artists Fossil. Weisman wrote and directed the science fiction short “Day 37,” on which his original screenplay for this theatrical motion picture is based. Weisman also directed the staged reading of David M. Korn’s “Acting Alone”. As a producer, Weisman has produced not only interactive projects, but also numerous music videos, industrials, including the special effects for, “A Town Has Turned to Dust” for the Sci-Fi Channel. For his writing, Weisman has won AFTRA’s Addy award for a series of public service announcements for Students Against Drunk Driving. He has written performance spots for Chrysler and industrials for Primestar Partners, and was the principal writer for Cablevision’s “Explore the Solar System”.
Weisman is a graduate of the Film & Television Department of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.