• Filmmaker. Innovator. Changemaker.

     

    Jared Milrad, J.D., M.S. is a candidate for Long Beach City Council in District 7. He is a progressive activist, a socially conscious filmmaker, a public interest lawyer, and an entrepreneur. Jared worked for President Barack Obama, founded a nationally recognized non-profit organization supported by Warren Buffett's family foundation, and appeared in Hillary Clinton's historic presidential campaign commercials ("Getting Started," "Equal"). He has been profiled by dozens of media outlets around the world, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, BBC News, The Guardian, The Times of London, TIME, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, and ABC News.

     

    Jared is the founder and president of A Show For A Change, a social impact production company that creates and curates socially conscious content currently streaming on Amazon and other online platforms. Jared's recent credits include Marriage (actor/writer/director), 1.20.17 (actor/writer/director), Office Party (actor/writer/producer), and Hurry Up and Wait (actor/writer/producer). He is also the star of the award-winning documentary, Jared and Nate: A Love Story. Jared co-produced and was a featured speaker at the launch of Storytellers United, a salon series inspiring inclusivity and sensitivity in entertainment, and he founded We Won't Go Back, a civic engagement platform featured in The Advocate, Out Magazine, and Mic. Jared is the author of So, You Want To Get (Gay) Married: Stuff You Need To Know Before Saying "I Do," which is available now. A vegan and animal advocate since the age of 14, Jared currently serves as public engagement lead for Mercy For Animals.

     

    Jared holds a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, a graduate degree from Tufts University, and an undergraduate degree with highest honors from North Carolina State University. He received performance training at the prestigious The Second City Chicago and the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood. Jared currently lives in Long Beach, CA with his husband, Nate, and adopted dog, Cooper.

     

    Learn more about Jared's accomplishments below and get in touch with him. For booking inquiries, go here.

     

    For more information about Jared and his husband Nate, visit jaredandnate.com.

     

  • Courage

    "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'"

     

    - Mary Anne Radmacher

  • FILMS & MEDIA

    Films, advocacy, and media appearances.

    Marriage

    I acted in, wrote, directed, and produced "Marriage," a short film about two married couples whose similar arguments unearth universal truths about love, forgiveness, and commitment.

     

    Now Streaming: Amazon

    1.20.17

    My directorial film debut, 1.20.17, about three friends who fear that their world has changed forever and must now decide whether to reenter it.

     

    Now Streaming: Amazon

    Office Party

    I acted in, wrote, and produced, "Office Party," which tells the story of two seemingly ordinary coworkers weary of the corporate routine. Rather than attend their company's annual office party, Tom and Jack are planning a surprise for their colleagues - one they hope they'll never forget.

     

    Now Streaming: Amazon

    Hurry Up and Wait

    The pilot for my web series, Hurry Up and Wait, which tells the story of a diverse group of young actors trying to overcome the odds and make it big in Los Angeles.

     

    Now Streaming: Amazon

    We Won't Go Back

    In 2016, I founded We Won't Go Back, a people-powered platform that promotes civic engagement on progressive issues.

    Jared & Nate - A Love Story

    Filmed in Chicago in 2015, "Jared & Nate: A Love Story" is an award-winning short documentary about my husband Nate and I, after we became the first same-sex couple in history to appear in a major presidential campaign announcement.

    Marriage - Trailer

    I acted in, wrote, directed, and produced "Marriage," a short film about two married couples whose similar arguments unearth universal truths about love, forgiveness, and commitment.

     

    Now Streaming: Amazon

    1.20.17 - Trailer

    My directorial film debut, 1.20.17, about three friends who fear that their world has changed forever and must now decide whether to reenter it.

     

    Now Streaming: Amazon

    Office Party - Trailer

    I acted in, wrote, and produced, "Office Party," which tells the story of two seemingly ordinary coworkers weary of the corporate routine. Rather than attend their company's annual office party, Tom and Jack are planning a special surprise for their colleagues - one they hope they'll never forget.

     

    Now Streaming: Amazon

    Hurry Up and Wait - Fundraising Pitch

    The fundraising pitch for my award-winning web series, "Hurry Up and Wait"

    Media Clip - MSNBC

     

     

    Featured on MSNBC's The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart discussing marriage equality and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

    Media Clip - Fox 32 Chicago

    Featured on Fox 32 Chicago discussing marriage equality and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

    "Getting Started"

    Featured in Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign announcement with my fiancé, Nathan Johnson. As the first same-sex couple to appear in a presidential campaign launch, our role in the video received national and international media attention.

    "Equal"

    Featured in Hillary Clinton's video for Pride Month in June 2015. The video received tens of thousands of views and was widely shared on social media.

    LGBT Equality Ad

    Featured in Hillary Clinton's campaign commercial on LGBTQ equality in December 2016.

    Delivering Animal Welfare Petitions

    As part of my work with Mercy For Animals, I presented Arby’s leadership with over 84,000 Change.org petition signatures urging Arby's to publicly ban some of the worst factory farming practices for the chickens raised and slaughtered in its supply chain in August 2017. Mercy For Animals supporters then held a powerful, silent demonstration outside Arby’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Commencement Address

    My 2006 commencement address at my alma mater, N.C. State University, delivered for more than 10,000 graduates and their families.

    A Show For A Change - Introduction

    Introducing A Show For A Change, a socially conscious entertainment channel that harnesses the transformative power of story to have enduring social impact.

    In Love With The Night

    A short scene about a private investigator who learns that his first and only employee is abruptly moving on.

    30 To Life

    My role as Sam "the Inmate" in "30 To Life," a short film about a guy who just can't wait to get more jail time.

    Written, produced, and directed by UCLA film students.

  • Reels

    View my acting and media reels below.

    My 2016 acting performances including clips from film, TV, and my web series, Hurry Up and Wait.

    My media reel featuring appearances in national media outlets, including MSNBC and HuffPost Live. I've also appeared in dozens of media outlets worldwide, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, The London Times, TIME, NBC, ABC, CBS, and many others.

  • About Jared

    Jared Milrad was born in New York City, but his story didn't start there. It started decades earlier in Eastern Europe, where his ancestors joined thousands of other immigrants fleeing religious and cultural persecution in the early 1900's.

     

    Like many other Jewish immigrants at the time, Jared's teenaged grandparents settled in the Bronx and the Lower East Side. One of his grandfathers, Mitchell Milrad, worked as a garment cutter. Another started a laundry business, and despite being penniless and knowing few words of English when he arrived, Samuel Nissenbaum's success enabled him to support numerous families struggling during the Great Depression. Jared's grandmothers were equally kind and courageous, raising several children on a shoestring budget.

     

    Jared and his older brother Shawn were raised by their dad, Martin, and their mom, Jan, in New York City. When their parents divorced, Jared, Shawn, and their mom moved to New Jersey, where Jared decided to become a vegan the age of 14 and began planning to become a veterinarian. Jared spent his early college years at North Carolina State University as an activist, urging the university to adopt more animal-friendly policies. He also helped lead service projects in Ecuador and India and studied abroad in Botswana and Kenya, experiences that reaffirmed his commitment to improving the global good.

     

    Realizing the potential of politics and public policy to have a lasting impact, Jared began working on political campaigns while pursuing a graduate degree at Tufts University. In 2006, he participated in Deval Patrick's historic campaign for Governor of Massachusetts, and later joined then-Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign, working as a field organizer in New Hampshire.

     

    After another community organizing stint in Maine, Jared decided to attend law school in Boston and planned to practice civil rights law. However, when he graduated several years later and worked on President Obama's reelection effort in 2012, he realized that few opportunities were available for recently graduated public interest attorneys. This led Jared to found a Chicago-based non-profit organization called Civic Legal Corps, which empowers new attorneys to close the justice gap. Under Jared's leadership, Civic Legal Corps received prestigious support from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Peter Buffett, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, and many others.

     

    Dedicated to leveraging his diverse leadership experience in social entrepreneurship, law, politics, advocacy, and entertainment to leave a lasting impact on the world, Jared previously worked for President Barack Obama and served as a national campaign surrogate for Hillary Clinton. In 2014, Jared founded a socially conscious production company, A Show For A Change, and he has acted in, written, and directed numerous original films and series. An animal advocate for decades, he currently serves as a public engagement lead for Mercy For Animals.

     

    Jared earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University, where he graduated with highest honors and served as a Student Commencement Speaker, a Caldwell Fellow, and received the prestigious General Hugh Shelton Leadership Award of Excellence. Jared earned his graduate degree from Tufts University, where he was awarded the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service. Having worked in The White House and the U.S. Court of Appeals For The First Circuit, Jared earned a Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law

     

    Jared is the proud son of Martin Milrad, who passed away in 2015 after a valiant battle with dementia, and Jan West, whose courage and moral vision inspires him still.

     

    See examples of Jared's work and learn more about him below. For booking inquiries, go here.

     

    For more information about Jared and his husband Nate, visit jaredandnate.com.

  • Mercy FOR ANIMALS

    I currently serve as public engagement lead for Mercy For Animals, the leading international non-profit animal advocacy organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices.

    A Show For A Change

    I serve as the Founder and President of A Show For A Change, a socially conscious entertainment channel that harnesses the transformative power of story to have enduring social impact.

    Civic Legal Corps

    I founded Civic Legal Corps, a social enterprise non-profit organization in Chicago that empowers new attorneys to close the justice gap for low-to-moderate income families.

     

    Formerly Executive Director, I've discussed Civic Legal Corps at the White House, the Aspen Institute, and Harvard Law School, among others. During my tenure, I earned support from philanthropist Peter Buffett, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, (Ret.), and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow. In 2013 and 2014, Civic Legal Corps was selected a semi-finalist for the prestigious Echoing Green Global Fellowship.

     

    Learn more about Civic Legal Corps at civiclegalcorps.org.

    YI Advisors

    A venture of Young Invincibles, YI Advisors is a full-service social impact firm that serves the needs of Millennials. I served as YI Advisors' Director of Business and Technology Partnerships.

    Hive

    Class of September 2014

     

    I was proud to participate in one of the first classes of Hive, a global network of leaders and entrepreneurs under 40 creating a better world.

    New Leaders Council

    Class of May 2012 - Boston

     

    Works to train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

     

    Northeastern University School of Law

    J.D., Law 

     

    Internships: The White House Office of Presidential Personnel, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (Boston), and the U.S. Court of Appeals For The First Circuit.

     

    Tufts University

    M.S., Animals and Public Policy

     

    Honored with the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service.

     

     

    N.C. State University

    B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (Highest Honors)

     

    Served as the May 2006 Student Commencement Speaker.

    Awarded the Caldwell Fellowship and the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Award of Excellence.

    The Second City

    Completed a year of improv and acting training at The Second City.

  • My Blog

  • Press

    Print and Radio (International)

    Print and radio appearances in international media.

  • Love

    "To find what you love to do and then to deny that is like denying yourself food or water."

    - Mom

  • Peace

    "The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within."

    - Mahatma Gandhi

  • Moments

    Follow along on Instagram!

  • Faith

    "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."

    - Abraham Lincoln

  • My Tweets

  • Getting In Touch

    I can speak at your next event on entrepreneurship, social impact, advocacy, film, and many other topics. Submit a booking request here!

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