Jamie Sisley

Jamie Sisley is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who wrote and directed Stay Awake, a narrative feature film starring Chrissy Metz, Wyatt Oleff and Fin Argus which is out in theaters from May 19. Stay Awake had its world premiere at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival, where it won the AG Kino Gilde Auteur Award and was Honorable Mention for the Crystal Bear. Jamie received an Emmy Nomination for his feature documentary, Farewell Ferris Wheel, which also won the Creative Promise Award from the Tribeca Film Institute, received an Imagen nomination for the positive portrayal of Latinos in entertainment, and was nationally broadcast on PBS and Netflix. Prior to film, Jamie was a manager in the music industry, working with artists such as Tim McGraw. He currently lives just outside Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Eze Amos.)


The Film Festival Therapist

By Jamie Sisley | May 18, 2023

The Film Festival Therapist

Jamie Sisley, whose debut feature, Stay Awake, opens this week, on an unexpected impact of making a love letter to caretakers.