Jay's editing credits include the 2020 Netflix series Immigration Nation (Dir. Shaul Schwarz & Christina Clusiau), Academy Award short-listed Dark Money (Dir. Kimberly Reed), Emmy winning Trophy (Dir. Shaul Schwarz & Christina Clusiau), Academy Award nominated Redemption (Dir. Jon Alpert & Matt O’Neill) and Netflix Original After Maria (Dir. Nadia Hallgren). His short documentary Public Money (PBS) is an observed portrait of an experiment in participatory democracy in Meerkat’s home neighborhood of Sunset Park.

Jay is a founding member of the Meerkat Media Collective, an award winning arts collective and worker-owned cooperative production company that prioritize shared authorship and consensus process within their creative process. Founded in 2005, Meerkat has produced collaboratively directed feature documentaries (Stages and Brasslands - both distributed with New Day), dozens of independent short films (including the “Newsreels from the Resistance” series) and hundreds of commissioned media projects for grassroots organizations, news magazines, foundations and nonprofits. 

As an educator, Jay has tought filmmaking workshops for Downtown Community Television Center and has served as a guest instructor at the New School and NYU.  He’s also a part of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and a proud member-owner of New Day Films, the world's longest running filmmaker owned and run distribution cooperative.

Films by Jay Arthur Sterrenberg

Brasslands

A vibrant ethnography of the cultures, lives and stories that collide in the Balkans at the world's largest brass band festival.