Jay Jay Jegathesan
Jay Jay Jegathesan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Western Australia (UWA), majoring in management and marketing. An employee of UWA since 2004, Jay Jay is based in the Graduate Research School coordinating an area looking after the interests of prospective PhD students in the medical field.
He is the founder and leader of the UWA presence in 3D virtual worlds. His research interests extend to looking at groups of artists, film makers and educators through the lens of Communities of Practice, as well as investigating how perceptions of institutions when experienced through virtual technologies are able to impact on and influence perceptions of the real.
He helmed 8 international 3D film and animation challenges and he has produced films that were selected to 7 Academy Award qualifying festivals. Films produced by Jay Jay have been Official Selections to more than 400 films festivals across the world winning more than 200 awards.