37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL | October 30-November 3

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL | October 30-November 3

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Jai Jamison

Writer, Director

A Brief Biography of Calvin “Jai” Jamison, Jr.[1]

Jai is writer/director from Richmond, Virginia.  He was most recently an Executive Story Editor on The CW’s Superman & Lois, where he also directed episode 311 “Complications.” In 2016, his film TRI, an action sports drama about Triathlons, led to his selection for the Shoot Magazine New Director’s Showcase. His most recent short film, Slave Cry, was The Commonwealth Award Winner at the 2019 Virginia Film Festival and screened in the 2021 Pan African Film Festival. He’s also written comic books for DC Comics and Boom Studios, including Creed: The Next Round in collaboration with LaToya Morgan, Michael B Jordan, and Outlier Society.

Jai graduated from Hampton University and received his master’s in film from American University, before working in various capacities on a number of productions in Virginia including Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Turn on AMC, and the Apple+ show Swagger.

In miscellaneous facts, Jai served on the Board of Tourism for Virginia from 2018 to 2022. He was a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow. Helen’s in Richmond has the best pancakes in the world (but he challenges anyone to prove otherwise.)

[1] Jai is the nickname his mother came up with to differentiate him from his father and prevent confusion in the household. It is pronounced “Jay.”