Jacobie Gray – Writer & Director

A Queensland University of Technology acting graduate, Jacobie transitioned into talent management and casting before coming full circle creatively to work as a writer/director in 2010.

Based between Los Angeles and Sydney, Jacobie is co-host and creator of The Short Film Pod, a podcast about the ups and downs of short filmmaking, and has most recently directed a music video for LA based pop singer Liz Huett.

Jacobie’s three short films have enjoyed international success with her latest work The Beehive, based on the relationship between 1960’s pop icons Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, premiering at Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. Her second short film, The Aquarium, won Best Short Film at Female Eye Festival, Best Achievement in Screenplay at St Kilda Film Festival and The Australian Screen Editors Guild Award for Best Editing in a Short Film. Her debut short, Cavity, was a Tropfest Australia Top 16 finalist and won the Audience Choice Award at Cinematic Arts Film Festival in 2016. Jacobie is currently developing her first feature film.

For theatre, Jacobie directed Michael Frayn’s Wild Honey and What it Feels Like (QUT) and was assistant director on The Seafarer (Darlinghurst Theatre Co), The New Electric Ballroom (Griffin Independent), The Dark of the Moon(ACTT) and A Streetcar Named Desire (QUT).

Jacobie has also studied at UCLA Extension, AFTRS, Metro Screen and Stella Adler School of Acting (NY).