Jake is a graduate of Stanford’s MFA Program in Documentary Film & Video (2019) and, since 2012, has written, directed and produced films for creative agencies, independent clients, and the festival circuit. Clients include the Clinton Global Initiative, the Sorenson Impact Center, CatchLight.io and the Hult International Business School.

He struck a funny chord with his trilogy on religion - This Cup, (2016), Non-Correlated (2018), and For the Love of God (2019) - all short docs characterized by sincerity and a sense of humor. Post-trilogy (and post-religion), the same chord is played again, in films about animal minds. In Ostriches at Night, Jake asks whether ostriches see films projected on a screen? Are other animals capable of belief?

Jake is the Lead Art Instructor at Terra Marin School and IODA.Academy, both in Marin, and a co-founder of the video production company The Orange Door Studio with Barna Szasz. He is eager to chat about your brand and projects.

IG: @emptyrhetoric
Pen & Ink on IG: @ave.strus

E: mynameisjake74@gmail.com
T: +1 773 316 3559