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

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

Jacob is an alum of the 2017 Sundance Episodic Lab. He has written films for The Jim Henson Company, Cirque du Soleil, Bazelevs, Amazon Studios, and more. 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 Film Festival and went on to win the HBO Audience Award for “Best First Feature” at Outfest. Vulture.com listed The Four-Faced Liar as one of the “27 Great Indie Romantic-Comedies From the Last 10 Years.” Jacob directed the short film After-School Special written by Neil LaBute and starring Sarah Paulson and Wes Bentley. After-School Special has been screened at 50+ film festivals including Palm Springs International Shortfest and Hollyshorts where Chase won the “Future Filmmaker Award.” Additionally, the short gained a worldwide theatrical release in a shorts block entitled Stars in Shorts, released by Shorts International. Jacob recently 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 (starring Billy Burke, Devon Gummersall, and Edi Gathegi) and Terri Minsky’s Amazing Frogs and Toads (starring Abigail Spencer, Patrick J. Adams, Katie Aselton, and Josh Pence). Jacob has directed commercials and branded content for Sony, Pandora, and Beats by Dre.