At the 2015 Miami Web Fest, 200 series were selected, 11 were nominated for Best Screenplay and Lucky Jay won the gold trophy! Congratulations to writers John Dufresne, Angelo Eidse and Harper Philbin for this honor.
Lucky Jay has also earned a gold medal from Global Independent Film Awards (GIFA). GIFA is an online awards competition dedicated to recognizing filmmakers and actors for high-quality work.
"Wonderfully done. Lucky Jay is more satisfying than 90% of anything on TV. That Michael McCallum guy is a real tour de force. Accolades to the other members of the cast and crew as well, each member of which made this a real cohesive series. I look forward to another season.
My favorite scene was Jay's televised defense of tenure on TV. How relevant." Michigan Movie Magazine
"Each episode ends on something of a cliffhanger, but there are things which happen that are not just the obvious way to go. Well done. We would REALLY like to see a second season of Lucky Jay. We saw all the episodes on Saturday night on our HDTV. Looked and sounded terrific."
"I just finished watching Lucky Jay and I'm still laughing and shaking my head. EXCELLENT WORK! Thanks for the all too close to home laughs! Hilarious, racy, fun. Thoroughly enjoyable!"
-Professor Robin S., Michigan
"Laughed out loud!"
-Professor Tim P., Michigan
"Your production of Lucky Jay has been a great treat. I enjoyed it very much and know first hand the struggles therein. Oh, my. Poor Jay. So weak and yet with right intentions. What an unlikely protagonist. Each episode seems to get stronger. I am delighted with the conclusion. Thanks for your work. I am glad that Jay is lucky; I am glad he’s on his way to being a better man. You have created something in Lucky Jay that is entertaining, redeeming, encouraging. Bravo to you and the whole crew."
-David S., Ph.D., Michigan
"I have to admit I felt a little nausea when I saw the faculty meeting. You nailed that right on the head, and the individual professors are all people I know. Sometimes I felt like I was seeing myself in Jay in his struggle for tenure. It's so close and so pointed."
-Professor Jack A., California
"Very much enjoyed the series. There is some terrific writing there. The plot in each episode was nicely done. The characters were beautifully crafted – very real! Particularly enjoyed the veteran student character, and of course, Jay was very good."