Jay Alaimo

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Jay Alaimo
Born James Joseph Alaimo III
Suffield, Connecticut
Nationality American
Occupation Producer, director, writer

Jay Alaimo (born James Joseph Alaimo III in Suffield, Connecticut) is an American film director, writer and producer.

He graduated from Roanoke College where he was a member of Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society.[1]


Alaimo's first film, Pretzel, was made in 2001 which he wrote, directed, produced and appeared in as "Pierre Alexander".[2] He then co-wrote, directed and co-produced Slingshot, which had its world premiere at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.[3] In 2006, he directed episodes of the television series Scrubs.[4] Starting in 2011 and through 2012, he directed the independent film Chlorine, starring Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio.[5]

As of October 2012, Alaimo is in pre-production for his third feature film, titled Chronicle, with Ryan Phillippe, Justin Long, and John Hawkes attached to star alongside Milla Jovovich and Kate Mara to co-star.[6] Most recently, Alaimo wrapped principal photography, directing a new feature film titled The Wicked Within (December 2011).

His beloved side project (and admiration for surfing) had him partner up with Mickey DeTemple where they made two award winning surf movies. Picaresque (2009) and Sight | Sound (2011).

Summer 2013: ALAIMO and his producing partner Ross Breithenbach, shot a teaser for a new currently untitled) TV show about a real life, famous rock star who is playing an 'alter ego' version of himself – ala Curb Your Enthusiasm – and sets out to explore the real America on his own terms, from the actual drivers seat (not in a tour bus or limo).

Recently signed onto write (along with Brian Petsos) and direct a feature for a NYC based studio production company. Production to begin in fall 2013.

Co-Own's a 'vintage motorcycle inspired dry goods' shop in Brooklyn, New York called Smith + Butler.

Currently writing Choke Point for Sentinel Pictures


  1. ^ "Jay Alaimo Biography". Hollywood Up Close. Retrieved November 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Jay Alaimo Filmography". Hollywood Up Close. Retrieved November 7, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Tribeca NY, NY Competition Selection". Film Fetish. March 13, 2005. Retrieved November 7, 2008. 
  4. ^ Kit, Borys. "Kyra Sedgwick, Vincent D'Onofrio in 'Chlorine'". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  5. ^ Kit, Borys. "Kyra Sedgwick, Vincent D'Onofrio in 'Chlorine'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Justin Long, John Hawkes & Ryan Phillippe Join Jay Alaimo's 'Chronicle'". The Film Stage. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 

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