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Andres “Jay” Molina


A photograph shows a portrait of poet and director Andres "Jay" Molina shows him sitting in his wheelchair with his hands folded in front of him. He wears a tank top that shows off a tattoo above his elbow, and glasses on top of his head.

Andres “Jay” Molina left the Dominican Republic in his late teens for New York’s Lower East Side. In 2014, Jay developed a rare lung condition that attacked his vital organs and left him paralyzed. A former baseball player and truck driver, today Jay is nourishing a passion for filmmaking and animation, and advocating for people living with disabilities. His poetry and writings have been published in NYU’s Literacy Review, The Wire, and Wheeling & Healing: A Poetry Anthology Edited by OPEN DOORS Reality Poets, and he’s a recipient of the NYC Mayor’s Office Safe In The City Grant. Fire Through Dry Grass is his first feature-length film.