BIO

Jayson’s work in television includes the NBC/Dick Wolf production Chicago Fire, shooting 74 episodes of the hit series. Before helming the show from season 4-6, he was the 2nd Unit Director of Photography for 38 episodes during seasons 2 and 3. Other television work recently found him shooting additional photography for the upcoming Starz series P-Valley as well as 2nd Unit for season 1 of the Netflix show Malibu Rescue. In addition to his work in television, he’s lensed two dozen features. Recent highlights include Force of Nature, directed by Michael Polish, starring Mel Gibson, Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth. Axis Sally, also directed by Michael Polish, starring Al Pacino and Mitch Pileggi, and director Vincent Grashaw’s festival hit, Coldwater, where his cinematography was applauded by critics.

His work has screened theatrically, appeared on network and cable television and has been seen on the festival circuit at SXSW, Tribeca and Camerimage to name a few. In addition to his work behind the camera, he’s enjoyed teaching cinematography workshops across the US, the Philippines and Kosovo. Jayson also served as the Technical Editor for the acclaimed book on cinematography and lighting, A Shot In The Dark. Prior to embarking on his professional career, he earned his BA from Columbia College Chicago and his MFA from the American Film Institute.

Jayson feels fortunate to love what he does and is always eager to collaborate with people who are excited to share their talents and passions. He currently lives in Los Angeles and is represented by DDA.

 
 
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P-Valley

Add’l. Photography - Episode 102

DIRECTOR - Kimberly Peirce

PRODUCERS - Katori Hall, Montez Monroe, Khaliah Neal / Starz

CHICAGO FIRE

Seasons 4, 5, 6

2nd Unit/Add’l. Photography - Seasons 2 & 3

DIRECTORS - Joe Chappelle, Holly Dale, Alex Chapple, Sanford Bookstaver, David Rodriguez, Leslie Libman, Matt Earl Beesley, Karyn Kusama, Lin Oeding, James Hanlon, Bill Johnson, Eric Laneuville, Jann Turner, Jono Oliver, Alik Sakharov, Steve Shill, Fred Berner, Dan Lerner, Stephen Cragg, Jean de Segonzac, Tom DiCillio, Michael Slovis, Michael Brandt, Jeff Hunt, Reza Tabrizi, Rod Holcomb

PRODUCERS - Dick Wolf, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, John Roman, Todd Arnow / NBC Universal

MALIBU RESCUE

Season 1 - 2nd Unit

DIRECTOR - Scott McAboy

PRODUCERS - Amy Sydorick, Scott McAboy / Netflix / Pacific Bay Entertainment

FEATURES (partial list)

force of nature

DIRECTOR - Michael Polish

PRODUCERS - George Furla, Randall Emmett, Luillo Ruiz / EFO Films

AXIS SALLY

DIRECTOR - Michael Polish

PRODUCERS - George Furla, Randall Emmett, Luillo Ruiz, Shaun Sanghani, Vance Owen / EFO Films

AMNESIAC

DIRECTOR - Michael Polish

PRODUCER - Lucas Jarach / Lotus Entertainment

COLDWATER

DIRECTOR - Vincent Grashaw

PRODUCERS - Vincent Grashaw, Dave Gare / Flying Pig Productions

*Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival

*Nominated - Best Cinematography - Las Vegas Film Festival

*Official Selection - Director’s Debut - Camerimage

MODEL HOME

DIRECTOR - Patrick Cunningham

PRODUCER - William Frank / High Window Films

THE GHOST & THE WHALE

DIRECTORS - Anthony Gaudioso, James Gaudioso

PRODUCERS - Paula Benard, Matt Russell / Marvista Entertainment

FINAL RECOURSE

DIRECTOR - Barbara Stepansky

PRODUCERS - Elaine Edell, Jeff Edell / Lifetime

DUKE

DIRECTORS - Anthony Gaudioso, James Gaudioso

PRODUCERS - Ross Kahn, Nancy Leopardi / Duke The Film, LLC

FROM PRADA TO NADA

Los Angeles Unit

DIRECTOR - Angel Gracia

PRODUCERS - Linda Mcdonough, Chris Ranta / Lionsgate / Oddlott Entertainment

Don’t Blink

DIRECTOR - Travis Oates

PRODUCERS - Zack Ward, Carl Lucas / The Engine

THE BRAZEN BULL

DIRECTOR - Douglas Elford

PRODUCER - Gregg Luckman / Luckster Productions

ONE HIT FROM HOME

DIRECTORS - Dave Stone, Johnny Meir

PRODUCER - Pavel Tchursun / Mission Pictures International

LEAVING BARSTOW

DIRECTOR - Peter Page

PRODUCERS - Madelon Smith, Kevin Sheridan / Osiris Entertainment

*Audience Award - Best Feature - Newport Beach Film Festival

*Jury Prize - Best Feature - Nevada City Film Festival

*Audience Award - Best Feature - Nevada City Film Festival

SHORT FILMS (partial list)

after emma

DIRECTOR - Gabrielle Stone

PRODUCERS - Gabrielle Stone, JT Mollner, Nick Terry / You Can Productions

IT HAPPENED AGAIN LAST NIGHT

DIRECTORS - Gabrielle Stone, Roze

PRODUCERS - Gabrielle Stone, Roze / Javelina 98 Productions

PROTOCOL X

DIRECTOR - Zack Ward

PRODUCER - Zack Ward / Makeshift Productions

COUGH DROP

DIRECTOR - Kristina Lear

PRODUCER - Cynthia Graner / Off the Mountain Films

EDUCATION & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

American Film Institute - MFA

Columbia College Chicago - BA

Technical Editor, A Shot In The Dark Published by Course Technology

Member of Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild