Jeff Willy, Founder and CEO
A Renaissance Man with an impressive background in both arts and science, Jeff Willy is an actor, filmmaker and entertainment industry entrepreneur. He is the founder of Fourth Wall Entertainment, under which he wrote, produced, directed and acted in several thoughtful and relatable films giving voice to the LGBTQ+ community. Almost immediately upon entering the industry, Jeff garnered dozens of accolades for his achievements in short film, screenplay development, production, acting and more. The universal themes present in his work appeal to audiences of all ages and orientations.
Jeff earned a music degree from the Eastman School of Music. Unique among many in entertainment, Jeff is also a Ph.D. with more than 15 years of professional experience as a Research Fellow in Toxicology at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Jeff spent over a decade working at Eli Lilly & Co. running a lab. He earned his doctoral degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).
In harmony with the positive impact he’s made through science, Jeff hopes he can make an equally positive impact through art. He truly understands how many people struggle with coming out to their families, friends and even co-workers. One of his main objectives with Fourth Wall is to create a medium where members of the LGBTQ+ community can connect and share stories.
Jeff Willy was born and raised in in Indiana and currently lives in Southern California.
San Diego, CA