BAIT – IN DEVELOPMENT
SYNOPSIS: An eleven-year-old girl discovers her father is a child molester and has been using her as bait to lure young boys. When he is arrested, she will have to testify at the trial. Will she protect her father or tell the truth in this heartbreaking true story.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Jamie Ruddy
(pictured above at the Production Lab industry pitch panel in March 2018)
Jamie joined the Production Lab’s Slate in May 2018.
As a writer, Jamie began her career when she won the Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting at NYU’s film program. Soon after, she wrote a screenplay for hire for Universal Studios. Her writing career has grown to include copywriting, prose and journalism. And her latest screenplay, Bait was chosen for the NYWIFT From Script to Preproduction Lab, made finalist in the prestigious Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition and was selected for the NYU Production Lab.
Her career as a director and producer started alongside her screenwriting work. At NYU she directed and produced two award-winning short films. Since then she has continued to make shorts, commercials, web content, docu-series and a feature documentary. She was also chosen for the Samsung VR Lab where she wrote, directed and produced a narrative VR horror film, half shot in 360 video, half created in the Unity3D gaming engine.
Jamie returned to NYU to attend the masters program at NYU ITP where she started her work as a technologist. At ITP she focused her projects on integrating narrative with technology and studied programming, physical computing, game design, experience design, UX design, product design and machine learning. Her professional work as a technologist started at The Mill in the Emerging Tech department where she worked on projects ranging from lighting installations and wearable technology to heading up their makerspace. Her technology work includes VR, AR and interactive installations for Amazon, BMW, Ford, Warner Brothers and Asics.