JAYCE BARTOK

Actor, Writer & Director

Jayce Bartok Photographed by Keith Barraclough
Jayce Bartok Photographed by Keith Barra
Jayce Bartok Photographed by Keith Barraclough
Jayce Bartok, Michael Kenneth Williams,
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Jayce Bartok & Daphne Rubin Vega on Set
Jayce and Rachel Brosnahan
Jayce on set of Tiny Dancer.
Jayce & Chandra North at HIFF25
Jayce Bartok and Kevin Corrigan in The Holdouts.
Jayce directing Tamara Tunie, Katherine Crockett and Desmond Richardson.
Jayce Bartok on set of Sunburn.
Jayce Bartok directing Sunburn.
Jayce Bartok writing.
Jayce on set of Fall to Rise.
Jayce Bartok in Swing Kids.
Jayce Bartok Photographed by Keith Barra
Jayce Bartok Photographed by Keith Barra
 
Fall To Rise Official Trailer
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Fall To Rise Official Trailer

"Fall to Rise is a heart filling drama about the outstanding dedication of dancers to their art. Director Jayce Bartok beautifully captured the emotional difficulties of dancers coming to terms with age and identity. " - Robert Redford This engaging, richly textured drama follows a renowned principal dancer whose injury forces her out of her company and uncomfortably into the role of motherhood. She realizes that her identity depends on dance and she struggles to return with the help of another former company dancer. With its star turns by Martha Graham Principal Dancer Katherine Crockett (featured in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the acclaimed actress Daphne Rubin-Vega, this is a timeless tale with a distinctly New York flavor, revealing the conflict between art and life, between marriage and independence. OFFICIAL SELECTION of 13 fests and counting including Dance Film Association and Film Society of Lincoln Center's DANCE ON CAMERA WINNER "Best Feature" On Location:Memphis International Music and Film Festival WINNER Director Jayce Bartok "Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Filmmaker Award" WINNER Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) Spirit of Independents Award Starring: Daphne Rubin-Vega, Katherine Crockett, Desmond Richardson, Tamara Tunie, Kohl Sudduth Directed/Written by Jayce Bartok Producers Tiffany Bartok Gill Holland, Patrick Morris, Daniela Kafshi Schrier, Sasha Eden, Patricia Beaury Music by Broken Chord falltorisefilm.com facebook.com/FalltoRiseTheFilm twitter.com/FallToRiseFilm
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The Cake Eaters Trailer
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Accent Film Entertainment

The Cake Eaters Trailer

Jayce Bartok's quirky, romantic drama stars Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Adventureland) explores the lives of two interconnected families as they confront old ghosts and discover love in the face of devastating loss. Beagle Kimbrough (Aaron Stanford) and his father, Easy (Bruce Dern), are still grieving over the recent loss of their family matriarch. Timid and introverted, Beagle never left home, instead remaining in this small town to care for his ailing mother. Out of the blue, the older Kimbrough brother Guy (Jayce Bartok) returns home after a lengthy stint in New York City pursuing his career as a musician; he is embraced by his father, but not by his brother. One day at the town flea market, Beagle meets 15-year-old Georgia Kaminski (Kristen Stewart), who has a terminal neuromuscular disease and is desperately trying to break free of her overprotective and overbearing mother. Meanwhile, Guy attempts to make amends with his ex-fiancée (Miriam Shor), but he has more than just one unfinished chapter to confront. Guy is still facing Beagle's contempt for his absence in their mother's final days. Masterson unravels the intimate secrets and tensions coursing through these relationships, ably capturing quiet nuances as the outstanding cast emotes the unspoken truths between their finely drawn characters. Award-winning and critically acclaimed, THE CAKE EATERS is intricately woven, powerfully poignant and features a knockout performance by Kristen Stewart amongst a stellar ensemble cast.
 

ABOUT JAYCE

Jayce began his journey as a filmmaker acting in numerous films and television shows, most notably Richard Linklater’s Suburbia, Sam Raimi’s Spiderman, Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent, and most recently, Ava Duvernay’s When They See Us.  Jayce’s first screenplay, The Cake Eaters, became a critically acclaimed film directed by Mary Stuart Masterson, which he starred in alongside Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern.  Following that, Jayce wrote, directed, and produced Fall To Rise (Panorama Entertainment) starring Daphne Rubin-Vega and legendary dancers Desmond Richardson & Katherine Crockett as well as members of The Martha Graham Dance Company.  Robert Redford said of the film “Bartok beautifully captured the emotional difficulty of dancers coming to terms with age and identity.”  More highlights for Fall To Rise include being an official selection at the prestigious Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center and winner of the Bulleit Frontier Filmmaker Award.  Most recently, Jayce stepped into the role of producer on the award-winning documentary, Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (The Orchard).   The LA Times called the film “a rich deeply dimensional documentary.”  Other credits include co-director and producer of the award-winning documentary Altered By Elvis, and the short films: Suddenly… starring Terry Kinney and Elvis Nolasco, Sunburn, starring Jack Falahee and Damian Young, Cocked and Locked, Jack & Paul, and Stricken, starring Hayley Mills as well as the SXSW winning, Little Pumpkin.  His next feature film, The Prince of Soho, will go into production in 2019.  In addition, Jayce has been a juror for the Chelsea Film Festival & the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, a frequent moderator & panelist for SAG-AFTRA, a contributor to the book, Now Write!, a columnist for MovieMaker Magazine, and an instructor at the legendary Neighborhood Playhouse.  He is also very proud of his role as ‘Dad’ on PBS’ animated series, Pinkalicious, and Peteriffic.

 
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PRESS

 
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DEADLINE: CHRISTOPHER LLOYD, RICHARD KIND STAR IN ‘TANKHOUSE’; SYDNEY SWEENEY, FINLAY MACMILLAN TOPLINE ‘THE PRINCE OF SOHO’

December 16, 2019

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LOS ANGELES TIMES REVIEW: ‘LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY’ VIVIDLY PROFILES MAKEUP ARTIST TO CHER AND OTHER STARS

July 19, 2018

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THE KNOCKTURNAL: PRODUCER JAYCE BARTOK TALKS ‘LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY’ AT HIFF 2017

October 9, 2017

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INDIEWIRE: KEVIN CORRIGAN AND JAYCE BARTOK SKEWER NEW YORK GENTRIFICATION IN NEW WEB SERIES ‘THE HOLDOUTS’

June 14, 2016

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NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW: ‘LAUGH IT UP, STARE IT DOWN,’ ON LOVE AND MARRIAGE

September 10, 2015

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FILM THREAT FALL TO RISE REVIEW

November 13, 2014

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VARIETY: TUNIE, RUBIN-VEGA, CROCKETT, RICHARDSON TOPLINE ‘FALL TO RISE’

April 30, 2013

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