A New York theater veteran and alumni of the prestigious Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Geoffrey recently completed his screenplay “Headway,” a psychological horror film.
Company
Out Brave Productions
Geoffrey JD Payne was born in Warwick New York and later raised in the artistic seaside community of Rockport, Massachusetts. Growing up with a powerful imagination, Payne discovered his passion to become an actor at a very early age after being inspired by the movie “Back to the Future.”
At the age of 16, Payne attended a workshop in upstate NY to begin his training. There, he was scouted and went to peruse a mentorship in musical theater for 3 years.
At age 19, Payne was encouraged to branch out into New York City. After receiving a scholarship, he attended the Weist Barron School for TV & Film where he studied with a notable television producer, director and writer.
In 2006, Payne began his immersive training at the prestigious Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Upon graduation in 2008, Payne appeared in several Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theater productions. Some credits include: "Choose Your Grown Adventure,” "This is Our Youth," "Books On Tape," and "Humans Anonymous." At that time, Geoffrey co-founded The Altruistic Theater Company.
Since 2016, Payne has acted in both TV and film, including CBS "Bull" and a short film written by the Oscar winning writer Nicolas Giacobone and director Miguel J. Soliman entitled "Desde El Principio.” Other film credits include "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Across The Universe.”
Most recently, Geoffrey has been focusing his efforts on his current work entitled "Headway.” "Headway" is a psychological horror that encourages the audience to challenge their views of mental illness, explore their own fears, and expand their understanding of mental health stigma. Geoffrey's goal in writing, acting in, and producing this work is to share part of his own journey with the audience while giving back and bringing awareness to the struggle associated with mental health concerns.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    HEADWAY
    Screenplay
    HEADWAY SIZZLER TRAILER (Proof-of-Concept)2020
    Experimental
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    HEADWAY SIZZLER TRAILER (Proof-of-Concept)2020
    Experimental
  • Director (1 Credit)
    HEADWAY SIZZLER TRAILER (Proof-of-Concept)2020
    Experimental
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    HEADWAY SIZZLER TRAILER (Proof-of-Concept)2020
    Experimental
Best Unproduced Screenplay
HEADWAY
FEARnyc 2019
New York City
2019
Best Unproduced Screenplay
HEADWAY SIZZLER TRAILER (Proof-of-Concept)
FEARnyc 2019
New York
College
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Performing Arts
20062008
Birth Date
December 5, 1982
Nickname
Geo / JD
Birth City
Goshen, NY
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
Hometown
Rockport, MA
Height
5’11”
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius
Married To
N/A
Children
Not yet
"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." - Stella Adler.
A New York theater veteran and alumni of the prestigious Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Geoffrey recently completed his screenplay “Headway,” a psychological horror film.
Company
Out Brave Productions
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