Iris Prize 2019



Jay Russell


Jay Russell



usa, 13 mins

Best friends Alex and Bryan have a bitter fight, entirely via text message, after one of them sleeps with the other’s crush. But just as things seem to settle, a surprising development threatens to cause another, even bigger rift.  

ruok takes a witty look at modern communications, and how they can so often lead to even greater misdemeanours and misunderstandings. 

Programme | Modern Love | Cineworld Screen 15 | Fri 11 Oct 12pm

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Jay is an New York based actor, writer, teacher and director who has appeared on Broadway and Off-Broadway. His TV work includes Gotham, Seven Seconds, Mr Robot, Boardwalk Empire, Louie, Ugly Betty The Sopranos, Bored to Death, & several Law & Orders. Films include Morning Glory, Ride, All in Time & In Lieu of Flowers. He toured the US in Wicked (Dr Dillamond) and Beauty & the Beast (Lumiere), & has been seen internationally at both the Vienna and Frankfurt English Theatres. Jay recently won the Carbonell Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Indecent at Palm Beach DramaWorks. ruok is his first film.