Jake is a screenwriter and the director of his own films. He is a producer for agencies, educators, and on collaborations for the festival circuit. Clients include the Clinton Global Initiative, Sorenson Impact Center, CatchLight.io, Stanford University, and Hult International Business School. He currently works with Stanford Professor Jamie Meltzer on a feature documentary on climate issues in California.
Jake graduated from the MFA Program in Documentary Film & Video at Stanford University. He struck a chord with his trilogy on religion: This Cup, (2016), Non-Correlated (2018), and For the Love of God (2019) are short docs about his faith crisis, and are a bit funny. Post-religion, the same tone vibrates in his work on animal minds. In Ostriches at Night, Jake projects films for an audience of ostriches and asks: are animals capable of belief?
He is an Instructor at SF Day School (arts, creative writing). He is the co-founder of The Orange Door Studio with Barna Szasz; please get in touch about your brand and projects. Bonus points if you can do surf meetings in Bolinas.
Pen & Ink on IG: @ave.strus
T: +1 773-316-3559