"A complex riveting play of poetry, identity and imagination..." MIXNYC Program Notes

"Catherine Pancake invents her own format to showcase issues of butch and fem among a bold array of African American women. Riffing on material normally reserved for fiction, Pancake listens in as women candidly discuss why they sometimes fanaticize outside their type. This down-home, witty essay is a lovely reminder of just how far we've come." ( T'Ain't Nobody's Business program, Victoria, 6/21) David Lamble, Bay Area Reporter

"Jay Dreams combines a series of vignettes, improv, and spoken word/haiku interludes to tackle issues of identity, polyamory, desire, family, power, and relationships. Shot with a diverse cast of dom and femme characters, this short effortlessly blends humor and insight with the tempo of a freestyle poetry session." Angelique Smith, Frameline35 Program Notes

Jay Dreams" had its international premiere at InsideOut in Toronto in 2010. We are currently distributed by the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. For more information about the film feel free to contact Jai Brooks ( or Catherine Pancake (