Jay Dockendorf is a writer and director who works in both narrative and documentary film. His documentary short Vigilante Copy Editor premiered on the NY Times's Op-Docs platform. It investigated an act of vandalism in a sculpture park at Pratt University. His next film, Naz & Maalik, is a fictional, feature-length narrative that he wrote and directed. It presents a day in the life of two gay, black and Muslim teenagers in Bed-Stuy. Naz & Maalik premiered at South By Southwest Film Festival in 2015, was distributed in 2016 in theaters and online by Wolfe Releasing, and is currently streaming on Netflix. It was nominated for a 2016 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Feature Film (Limited Release). In 2014 Jay received the Tribeca Film Institute’s IWC Filmmaker Prize.