jay lifton



Jay’s scores have been heard at dozens of film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Waterfront, Woodstock, Cambridge, LA, and LA Shorts. His directorial debut short, TEST, screened at over 40 festivals internationally and took home 4 awards.

5 to 7

Directed by Victor Levin
Starring Anton Yelchin, Olivia Thirlby, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, and Frank Langella.

5 TO 7 premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, was nominated for the audience award at the 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival, and won Best American Film at the 2014 Traverse City Film Festival.

It is currently on VOD.

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Peter and Vandy

Directed by Jay DiPietro
Starring Jason Ritter and Jess Weixler

Produced by Peter Sterling, Matt Parker, Carly Hugo, Austin Stark, Bingo Gubelman
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How He Fell In Love

IBID Films, 2015
Directed by Marc Meyers
Produced by Jody Girgenti and Marc Meyers
Stars Amy Hargreaves, Matt McGorey, and Mark Blum

A Casual affair between a young musician and a married woman turns into an intimate and profound connection that threatens to derail their lives.

HOW HE FELL IN LOVE premiered at the 2015 LA Film Festival and will screen soon at the 2015 Woodstock Film Festival.
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Last Night

Directed by Peter Sterling

Stars Van Hansis

A young man anxiously travels to the wedding of is ex-girlfriend.
LAST NIGHT premiered at the 2014 New Hampshire Film Festival

Beneath The Sheets

Directed by James Gittins
Produced by Erika Hampson
Distributed by Shorts International

Stars Noah Bean (Damages), Reshma Shetta (Royal Pains) and Claire van der Boom (The Square).

BENEATH THE SHEETS is now available on iTunes.
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The Spleenectomy

Directed by Kirsten Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, The House Bunny)

Stars Anna Faris, Larry Miller, Octavia Spencer, and Ron Livingston

A stay-at-home mom discovers her inner confidence when unexpectedly thrown into an absurdly difficult situation.
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Brother on Low

Directed by Isaac Brody

Two African American men's friendship is put to the test when one suspects that the other is confused about his sexuality.

Nothing Happened

Directed by Julia Kots
Produced by Jessica Provenz, Jessica Henson, Sarah Lilley
Stars Jessica Henson and Sarah Lilley
Official Selection of 30+ Festivals including: Cinequest, BendFilm , Woodstock, DC Shorts, Berkshires, Edmonton, Provincetown, LA Women's, OutFest, New Fest & BFI London.

Watch the full short film on vimeo


Directed by Andy Fortenbacher
Produced by Maddie Shapiro

Moths is an official selection of the 2015 Waterfront and Orlando film festivals.

The soundtrack to MOTHS is now on iTunes.

The Line

Directed by Joe Petrilla
Produced by Kit Bland

The 2010 directorial debut of actor Joe Petrilla, THE LINE stars the late James Rebhorn as a man grappling with his existence.

In addition to a successful festival run, THE LINE was also a vimeo staff pick.
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Tiny Things

Directed by Laura Savia

A baby shower runs off the rails as sisters resolve a long unspoken conflict.


Written/Directed by Jay Lifton
Produced by Blake Ashman-Kipervaser

Starring Ryan McCarthy (Why Stop Now) Mickey O’Hagan (Tangerine, Starlet), Dave Shelley (Basquiat), Gus Renaud, and Me’Lisa Sellers.

Test is my first venture into film directing. It was shot in 2014 and is enjoying a nice run on the festival circuit so far.

more info: www.testshortfilm.com
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