- Melbourne, VIC, Australia
JAYE KRANZ is an award-winning documentary audio producer and writer based in Melbourne, Australia.
Her work sits broadly in the areas of audio features—for podcast and broadcast; literary nonfiction; narrative journalism; and personal storytelling.
Jaye’s radio features have aired on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3, on numerous flagship documentary shows nationally across Australia’s ABC RN grid, on NPR, WBEZ, Re-Sound, Constellations podcast and the Third Coast Audio Festival ‘Special Feature’ podcast. Her BBC feature ‘Deep Time and the Sparrowhawk’ won two gold trophies at the 2019 New York Radio Festival Awards in the ‘Best Sound’ and ‘Best Documentary’ (Human Relations) categories.
Jaye was invited to present at the 2016 and 2018 international Audiocraft Festival & Conference. She has mentored in audio storytelling; is a mentor and producer for the podcast Braided; and has hosted and produced various nonfiction writers' festival events, including the twice-sellout Melbourne Writers Festival nonfiction storytelling event The Radio Hour. Jaye’s audio pieces have been taught in schools and universities, and played at listening events and podcast festivals around the world.
Jaye has published short stories and a novella. She writes occasional nonfiction for The Monthly, was a screenwriter for US film production company Plan B Entertainment (Moonlight, 12 Years A Slave producers). She was a recipient of an Emerging Writers Grant from the Australia Council’s Literature Board and the Queen’s Trust Fund.
Under the moniker Brighter Later, Jaye wrote and self-produced the full-length album The Wolves, earning her a nomination for the prestigious Australian Music Prize. As front-woman for the Melbourne outfit, she has supported the likes of Martha Wainwright and Calexico (USA) and played venues around the country including the Sydney Opera House.
Recently, Jaye made commissioned work for the UK’s The Empathy Museum iteration at the Melbourne Arts Centre, and the audio-ephemera podcast Constellations. This project made IndieWire’s Top 50 Podcasts of 2020.
She was guest speaker at the 2020 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), a member of the 2020 New York Radio Festival Grand Jury, and is a shortlist judge for the 2021 Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship.
- Voice Coaching
- Tape Syncs
- Story Editing
- Sound Design
- Show Development
- Field Recording
- Field Producing
- Audio Engineering
- Hard Disc/Flash recorders including Sound Devices MixPre 3
- Recording & Mixing Studio
- Various high-end microphones incl. Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Sanken