After appearing in films and television shows as an actor, most notably Richard Linklater’s Suburbia, Sam Raimi’s Spiderman, and Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent, Jayce Bartok was inspired to write and star in The Cake Eaters. Jayce’s critically acclaimed feature screenplay debut, was directed by Mary Stuart Masterson, stars Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern, and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He wrote and directed the award-winning feature, Fall to Rise, in theaters Spring 2015. Jayce was recognized for his exceptional work on Fall to Rise with the Bulleit Frontier Filmmaker Award at the prestigious First Time Fest in New York City. Jayce has two more screenplays in development: Dream Country (based on the novel by Luanne Rice) and Red River, a dark thriller about mysterious drownings in Wisconsin. His past credits include co-director and producer of the award-winning documentary, Altered By Elvis, about lives changed by the King of Rock ‘n Roll, director of the short films Sunburn, starring Jack Falahee and Damian Young, the award-winning Jack and Paul and Stricken, starring Hayley Mills, producer of the award-winning short Suddenly… starring Terry Kinney, and writer of the SXSW winning short, Little Pumpkin. Jayce is a regular contributor to MovieMaker Magazine, and can be seen in The Following on FOX.