Jay Chandrasekhar biography
American director/actor and writer Chandrasekhar attended Colgate
University where he achieved his BA in History before completing the New
York University - Tisch School six-week intensive Film Production program.
He became a freelance editor in 1993, working for a number of studios in New
York where he also worked as a post-production manager, film editor, on-line
editor and post-production supervisor.
By the mid-'90s he had participated
in a number of independent feature films including American Buffalo
(1996), Celluloid Closet (1995), I Shot Andy Warhol (1996),
SubUrbia (1996) and Lone Star (1996) while working as producer
John Sloss' assistant.
He also found time to write, direct and star in his first independent
feature, Puddle Cruiser (1996), which was the winner of the Hamptons
International Film Festival's Grand Prize for Best Film and screened at the
Sundance, London Int'l, SXSW and Berlin Int'l film festivals.
his debut feature by directing five national film spots for the Coca Cola
Company and short comedy films.
Chandrasekhar started off this millennium with his second independent
feature, Super Troopers, which he once again wrote, directed and
In 2001 he set his sites on television, directing for sitcoms Undeclared and Arrested Development for the Fox network, before returning to the big screen as the director, co-writer and star of Broken Lizard's Club Dread (2004).
Jay Chandrasekhar Filmography