Scripted and Non-scripted, Multi-cam, Features, Documentaries, Short Films, Commercials, Dramatic Recreations, Travel, Social Media, True Crime, Historical, Sketch Comedy & more.
Prestigious Documentary Series and Specials, Non-scripted Docu-Reality, Travel, True Crime, Scripted & Documentary Features & Television, Commercials, Comedy, Paranormal series, Home Renovation, Reality, Challenge & Game Shows, Direct Marketing & more. Prest also owns the media rights to several high profile book & life-rights projects, currently in development.
Original Narrative as well as Adapted Screenplays have won numerous awards, as well as winning or placing in nearly two dozen festival competitions since 2017. He has also written many of his Documentaries, Series and Specials.
Prest has directed, produced and overseen hundreds of hours of broadcast, syndicated, cable and international programming. Prest has also served as Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer, Writer-Creator, Supervising Producer Showrunner and Director for numerous series and specials for networks such as: ABC, CBS, UPN, FOX, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, A&E, The Travel Channel, Sony Pictures Television, SYFY, The History Channel, HGTV, Comedy Central, Fox, Universal-NBC Sports, Animal Planet, VH1, Court TV, 20th Century Fox, Fox Movie Channel, international markets and more.
Prest has Overseen and Directed series, specials and Multi-cam events on 6 continents in around 90 countries and currently, all but 2 U.S. states.
Los Angeles based Prest, served for seven and a half years as an Executive Producer, Showrunner, Director and Sr. VP of Development for Full Throttle Media, in Austin, Texas. Prest also wrote many of the projects for the company which included: Documentary, Promo, Live Multi-Cam events, Branding and Streaming, Direct Marketing, Commercials as scripted projects. These productions were filmed all over the United States and Throughout the world.
Prest owns all media rights and adapted the screenplay for the award-winning memoir, “THE LOS ANGELES DIARIES”. The screenplay won pre-selection / official selection status at the CINEMA LA INTERNATIONAL FILM & SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL. Academy Award winning director, Steven Soderbergh is a consultant & advisor to the project.
His original comedy Screenplay “HARRY'S FILE” was awarded the GRAND JURY PRIZE for Best Screenplay at the FILM INVASION LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in late 2016. In early 2017, it advanced to the quarter finals of the prestigious CINEQUEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. In May 2017, the script was named one of the top three in the LA COMEDY FEST screenplay competition and took 2nd place in the NY INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS and placed 4th (of top 5) at the MALTA INTERNATIONAL FILM & SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL.The script won BEST COMEDY SCREENPLAY at the 2017 AUSTIN COMEDY FILM AND SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL. Harry’s File was an official screenplay selection for the 2018 PORTLAND COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL. It was an official selection at the World Film Fair Screenplay Competition in NYC in 2018 and in January 2019 was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY competition held during the Sundance Film Festival.
Prest has Directed, Produced and overseen both scripted and non-scripted projects.
He served as Co-Producer on the hit web series: PAYDAY: THE WEB SERIES – based on the popular first-person shooter video game: PAYDAY – THE HEIST. Prest also directed all of the EPK-and Behind the Scene materials for the project. Payday - The Web series is directed by Demian Lichtenstein (3000 Miles to Graceland).
He served as: Co-Executive Prod / Showrunner & Director for the Wolper Organization (Roots, Bates Motel, LA Confidential) and Warner Brothers on a special: THE GHOST SPEAKS for A&E and BIO CHANNEL..
He was the Executive Producer, Co-Creator, Director and Showrunner for The Travel Channel special – CITY SWAPPERS.
Prest was the Showrunner and a Director for Season 1 of the hit ABC Saturday series - OCEAN MYSTERIES with Jeff Corwin and He was the Showrunner for Season 2 of the hit SPIKE TV series: DEADLIEST WARRIOR.
He Directed,Produced & Adapted a popular NEIL GAIMAN short story – WE CAN GET THEM FOR YOU WHOLESALE – from Gaiman’s bestselling short story collection – SMOKE AND MIRRORS. The short film which GAIMAN also narrates, premiered at Long Beach Comic Con. Produced through Prest’s LifeLike Productions, LLC, the short stars BRIAN HOWE and DANIEL ROEBUCK with visual effects by Catalyst Media (Titanic, Twilight, Matrix Revolutions, Spiderman 3.
Prest was showrunner and writer for 13 episodes of the FOX MOVIE CHANNEL series:THIRTEEN NIGHTS OF FRIGHT with NEIL GAIMAN.
He Executive Produced, Wrote and Directed the award-winning feature documentary film: RABBIT HASH – THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE which tells the true story of the town of Rabbit Hash, a sleepy little Kentucky town that elected a dog named Goofy as their mayor. The award-winning film also spawned a comedy special for Animal Planet called, MAYOR DOG – which he also Exec Produced and Directed.
Prest has also worked extensively as an award-winning screen and stage actor, writer and voice over actor and has an extensive background in sketch comedy and Improvisation.
Boston University - School of Fine Arts - Theatre Arts
Wright State University - Theatre Program - BFA, Liberal Arts
Jude Gerard Prest is a multiple award-winning Writer, Director, Executive Producer & Showrunner for hundreds of hours of scripted & non-scripted projects. He has created, co-created, developed & sold dozens of hours of original programming for a wide variety of studios and networks. He has overseen and directed projects in nearly 100 countries on six continents.
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