Jakob is a member of Run, Shosanna Productions and has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Auckland in Film and English. He has worked on a number of short films taking on technical roles on some of the groups projects as well as writing and directing the comedy-drama Last Late Night Ride (2016). The film was selected for the Oasis Short Film Series and The Reel Time International Online Film Festival this year where it won Best Short Under 40 Minutes and Best Sound.
As a director, Jakob is interested in darkly romantic stories, often centered around characters in surreal or exceptional circumstances. Currently he is in pre-production for a new short titled The Sight Of Stars (2017), a queer psychological thriller produced by Christienne Jauregui, Gorjan Markovski & Antalya Atkinson. Filming is scheduled for November.