In a relatively short amount of time, New York based Vinyl Foote Productions—founded by husband and wife team, Jayce and Tiffany Bartok—has made its mark in the independent film world winning numerous awards at film festivals internationally. Starting with the acclaimed short film Stricken starring Hayley Mills, Vinyl Foote moved on to Altered By Elvis, an award-winning feature length documentary about people deeply changed by the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Altered By enjoys an international fan base, and it airs yearly on Elvis’ Birthday in several countries.
The Cake Eaters, written by Jayce Bartok (dir by Mary Stuart Masterson, starring Kristen Stewart, Aaron Stanford, and Bruce Dern) played to great acclaim at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, and went on to win several jury and audience awards and play worldwide at over 60 film festivals leading to its theatrical distribution in 2009. Jayce worked diligently as a co-producer getting the film launched. Soon after, their award winning short film Little Pumpkin played internationally and was a selection of SXSW.
Vinyl Foote just completed production on the music videos Wage Slavery for the artist Eva, and the experimental video Dogs Are Loyal for the OZET; and is launching its slate of four new feature films currently in development: Tiny Dancer, Livingston Avenue, Dream Country (based on the best-selling novel by author Luanne Rice) and Red River.
Vinyl Foote Productions and BDC Communications recently joined forces to form The Independent Collective (fiscal sposorship pending). TIC is a platform that unites artists and their audiences, enabling them to be a vital part of a project’s development and success by actively contributing to the birth of a dream with the click of a button.
After appearing in films and television shows as an actor, most notably Richard Linklater’s Suburbia, John Frankenheimer’s Andersonville , Sam Raimi’s Spiderman, Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent and Georgia Lee’s Red Doors; Jayce Bartok was inspired to write and direct, Stricken, a short film starring Hayley Mills. Eager to embark on a larger project, he produced and directed with his wife Tiffany, Altered By Elvis, an award-winning documentary about lives changed by the King of Rock ‘n Roll.
The Cake Eaters, Jayce’s critically-acclaimed feature screenplay debut, was directed by Mary Stuart Masterson and premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars Bruce Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Aaron Stanford, and was released in March 2009 to positive reviews. He has four more screenplays currently in development, including Tiny Dancer, Livingston Avenue, Dream Country (adapted from the acclaimed novel by Luanne Rice) and Red River, a dark thriller about mysterious drownings in Wisconsin.
Jayce currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Tiffany, and is repped by Stewart Talent and Jackie Eckhouse at Sloss Law. He is a proud member of the WGA, a jury member at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, a selected committee member of SAGIndie and a contributor to NOW WRITE! Screenwriting published by Tarcher/Penguin. He can be seen in Kevin Smith’s comedy, Cop Out, and the upcoming films Coming Up Roses, Price Check and Predisposed. In addition, he directed the music videos Wage Slavery for the band Eva, and the experimental video Dogs Are Loyal for the OZET.
Tiffany received her BFA in theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Following a move to New York City, Tiffany worked consistently as an actress and enjoyed several theatrical experiences; highlights include the role of Eurydice at the Storm Theater and acting opposite Hayley Mills in the short film, Stricken. Discovering a talent for makeup artistry, she began to sharpen her skills on celebrities and film crews. Ultimately, the draw of the film world was contagious and Tiffany made the decision to direct and produce original films.
Vinyl Foote Productions was formed in 2004 with husband Jayce Bartok, and acclaim immediately followed with the success of their award-winning feature documentary Altered By Elvis. In addition to directing Altered By Elvis, Tiffany also directed the short film Little Pumpkin, which was widely received throughout worldwide film festivals including the prestigious SXSW festival. She was also selected as a finalist for the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women (DWW). Recent projects include producing the music video Wage Slavery for the artist Eva, and developing the feature films Red River and Tiny Dancer for Vinyl Foote Productions. Tiny Dancer will be Tiffany’s feature producing debut.