Jay Arthur Sterrenberg


Jay Arthur Sterrenberg

Jay Arthur Sterrenberg is a Canadian American documentary director & editor whose work has appeared in theaters, on HBO, Arte, ESPN, and PBS.  Documentary editing credits include TROPHY (Sundance, 2017), Tribeca award winning UNTOUCHABLE  (2016), NARCO CULTURA (Cinedigm, 2013), Academy Award nominated REDEMPTION (HBO, 2013), Emmy Nominated SECTION 60 (HBO, 2008).  Jay co-founded the Meerkat Media Collective in 2005 and has been a member-owner of the New Day Films documentary distribution cooperative since 2009.

He edited, shot, produced and co-directed two of the collective’s feature length documentaries: STAGES (New Day Films, 2010) and BRASSLANDS (The Orchard, 2013) which have screened at over 50 festivals around the world including Rotterdam, Los Angeles Film Festival, CPH:DOX and Thessaloniki. His short documentary PUBLIC MONEY is an observed portrait of an experiment in participatory democracy in Meerkat’s home neighborhood of Sunset Park.

Featured Projects

Trophy – Feature Documentary (Editor)

Premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Untouchable – Feature Documentary (Editor)

Winner, Best New Documentary Director at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Brasslands – Feature Documentary (Director, Editor & Cinematographer)

Screened at over 50 festivals around the world.

Narco Cultura – Feature Documentary (Editor)

Premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Stages – Feature Documentary (Director, Editor & Cinematographer)

Meerkat Media’s first collaboratively created feature documentary.

Public Money – Short Documentary (Director, Editor & Cinematographer)
Unstrung – Short Fiction Film (Director & Editor)