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Jake is a New Jersey-raised / Los Angeles-based short film-, commercial-, and sketch comedy-director whose works have been screened at The SAG Foundation’s Short Film Showcase, the NYC International Film Festival, and the Lone Star Film Festival.

He graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2013 with bachelors' degrees in Film & Television and English. His short films Deterrence and Good Taste were both Special Jury Mentions at the Boston Student Film Fest. His screenplay Vox Pop, about the beginnings of reality television in the 1990s, was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Cannes Golden Plume Screenwriting Competition.

When he's not knee-deep in tomfoolery (sorry, Tom) at Brova Comedy, he's developing a feature at Zero Gravity Management (Ozark, The Accountant, The Cooler) based on a story by Cinema Thread's Hallivis Brothers.

Otherwise, he’s sitting next to you at The New Beverly. Or behind you at Los Tacos.

Get to know him. Send him an email at:

jacobbann@gmail.com