"Am I directing now?" -Jacob at age 9

"Am I directing now?" -Jacob at age 9

Jacob is currently in post-production on Larry, a feature he wrote and directed for Amblin Partners, based on his short, with The Picture Company producing. He sold his spec Infinite to Sony Pictures with Original Film producing and the script landed on the 2018 Hit List for the best spec scripts of the year. Previously, Jacob sold his musical TV show Harmony to ABC with Mandeville and ABC Studios producing. He is an alum of the 2017 Sundance Episodic Lab and was listed as one of "Hollywood's Top 100 New Writers" on the 2017 Young & Hungry List. Additionally, he has written screenplays for The Jim Henson Company, Cirque du Soleil, Bazelevs, Amazon Studios, among others. He won the 2016 Crash the Super Bowl contest with his commercial Doritos Dogs, which aired during the Super Bowl and earned him an exclusive directing mentorship under Zack Snyder on the set of Justice League. Jacob directed the feature film The Four-Faced Liar which premiered at Slamdance and won the HBO Audience Award for “Best First Feature” at Outfest. Jacob directed the short film After-School Special written by Neil LaBute and starring Sarah Paulson and Wes Bentley. After-School Special screened at 50+ film festivals and the short gained a worldwide theatrical release by Shorts International. Jacob wrote and directed the short film Amy, starring Alex Karpovsky and Troian Bellisario, which was selected for Short of the Week and chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Jacob directed staged readings of Martin McDonagh’s A Behanding in Spokane and Terri Minsky’s Amazing Frogs and Toads. Jacob has directed commercials and branded content for Sony, Pandora, and Beats by Dre.