Jay appears in the hybrid documentary Casting JonBenet. Directed by Kitty Green, and produced by Scott Macaulay and James Schamus, Casting JonBenet was acquired by Netflix two weeks before its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
As preparation for some of the more intense scenes, Jay used a special playlist on an iPod to create the emotional space he needed. Here is a link to that playlist: Jay’s Playlist from the Casting JonBenet shoot
Jay also wrote and performed Fly on Home: for JonBenet and others as part of his preparation for filming Casting JonBenet.
Below is a log of events surrounding Jay’s participation in Casting JonBenet.
SOME SPECIAL EVENTS:
BBC FEB 2017 REVIEW MENTION
Jay is specifically mentioned in the BBC Feb 2017 review of Casting JonBenet, although not by name: “When one of the better actors to try out for John explains his reasons for participating he says that though it’s a ghoulish thing to do, it’s “better than nothing”, and maybe, in some obscure way “it would help.” But by that he of course means “help with solving the still-open murder case” and that is not, nor ever was Green’s agenda here.”