Jay Gearing is a filmmaker and artist based in Cambridgeshire. Socially engaged practice is at the heart of Jay’s artistic work. Highly motivated by the power and potential of film to be representative, to provoke and to highlight multiple issues impacting on people and the world around them.
Jay’s filmmaking is largely collaborative, he works closely with partners throughout the creative process. Working with clients to realise their vision from concept to final product. Alongside his filming, directorial and editing work Jay is an experienced interviewer and believes strongly that it is people and their experiences and beliefs that should be central to the film work he produces.
Jay founded Red7 Productions, an independent production company based in Peterborough, in 2017. Maintaining a focus on socially responsible practice and engaging with a wide range of partners and collaborators. Red7productions has created numerous films across different genres, these works range from art films, screendance, research films, documentaries and commercial work.
The company is based in the offices of Metal, Peterborough, but work includes national and international collaborations with individuals and organisations, these have included The Woodland Trust, RHS, British Council, AHRC, University of Stirling, University of East Anglia, University of Sussex, Metal, Scottee, Arts Council, England. Additionally, Red7 productions has worked with numerous independent artists across different art forms including, music, dance, spoken word and theatre.