Austin, TX Member since November 2015
Jay Galvan emerged into the film industry after careers as a web designer on the cutting edge of animation, marketing strategist for large commercial real estate firms and database programmer in the dot com wave, strategizing major web initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. In 2007, responding to a strong desire to move into filmmaking, he bought his first camera, a Canon XL2, and taught himself how to use it while making his first feature film, “The Secret of Suranesh”. Shortly after, he directed "El Coyote: Horror Has No Borders", “Red Winds” and has worked behind the lens on popular films such as "Saturday Morning Mystery" and "Operation Raccoon City: Resident Evil". Jay is currently in development with projects that explore new paradigms for some of his favorite childhood subjects, werewolves and vampires.
Jay’s company, Galvanic Films Inc, specializes in corporate communications by leveraging the unique customer reach of online video through a curated YouTube channel. A gift for communicating with businesses and has an on-set demeanor that has been described as “the calm in the storm”. His work has taken him around the globe, from remote islands in the Caribbean Sea to historic European sites.
Armed with experiential insight into how large companies operate, he has a unique understanding of how to turn business goals and objectives into creative, strategic foresight. Jay’s original game plan was to be a “starving artist” on the riverwalk in San Antonio because he wanted to connect directly to people’s hearts. Today, Jay helps big businesses such as AMD, Cloud Imperium Games, Verizon, US Cellular and Cox Media Group, find their inner riverwalk artist so they can authentically connect with their audiences.