Jacob is a filmmaker, producer, and broadcast engineer with twelve years of experience creating videos. He was born in New York, went to school in New Hampshire, and has spent much of his life in Maine. At the University of New Hampshire, he majored in Human Geography, with minors in Multimedia Journalism, French, and Middle Eastern Studies. In 2015, Jacob interned at VICE News in Brooklyn, NY, and assisted in producing projects like The Boys of Belfast, a documentary about trans-generational trauma in modern-day Northern Ireland, and On The Line, a live-streamed weekly news show.
In Washington, DC, Jacob worked at Listen Vision Studios, where he was the Head Broadcast Engineer for Listen Vision’s online TV station, engineering 20 hours of live content per week, as well as producing promos, music videos, and special projects as the Digital Content Manager. He founded NUSIC: News + Music from Listen Vision, and was a key player in the opening of The Hip-Hop Museum DC. Currently, Jacob is working in Manhattan at Hello World Communications as the Live Video Production Manager and as a rental technician, specializing in top-of-the-line cameras, streaming, and production gear.
In 2020, Jacob released his directorial debut, Immunotherapy: The Battle Within, a feature-length documentary about the history and modern implications of immune treatments for cancer. The film won an award in the Colorado International Activism Film Festival and was selected to be featured in The Big Apple Film Festival.
With passions for social justice, music, history, food, and geopolitics, Jacob takes a global approach to the content that he creates, and focuses on themes of ethics and social progression. Above all, he is a storyteller with a camera as his tool. In his spare time, he plays guitar and drums, practices yoga, mountain bikes, snowboards, travels, reads dystopian novels, and attends protests.
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