Miles Jay was born in Vancouver, Canada. He grew up on set as the son of a television director and a props master. His early aspirations were to become an athlete but while in high school he began to seriously pursue filmmaking as a career after enrolling in a TV production class. From then on he spent his family vacations reading Final Cut Pro manuals. He enrolled in Ryerson University’s filmmaking program where he made a short film “Blink” which won Best Director & Best Film at the TIFF Student Showcase. A year later he went on to direct “Carly’s Cafe”, an interactive film intended to help viewers relate to a young autistic girl’s experience, Carly Fleischmann. That film went on to win the Young Director Award in Cannes in 2012. Since then he has gone on to win numerous awards, including the Jury Award at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival for “The Statistical Analysis of Your Failing Relationship”, a Grammy nomination in 2017 for his Leon Bridge’s music video “River”, an Emmy for his John Malkovich Squarespace film, a Cannes Lions Grand Prix for his Jay-Z video “Smile” and two Director’s Guild of America nominations for Best Commercial Director in 2016 and 2018.