Meet Filmmaker Java Jacobs

March 12, 2015

 Who are you and what’s your filmmaking background?

My name is Java Jacobs. I’m from Paris and I’ve been living in New York for the past 6 years. I studied film directing and writing at the School of Visual Arts. I absolutely loved it. I grew up in the film business. My father has a commercial production company, as does my brother. I have a passion for writing and directing comedy, from commercials to feature films.

What are you working on right now?

Right now I am working on a new commercial, two fashion videos and a short documentary for a homeless organization based in New Jersey. I also want to start shooting my first feature, that I just finished writing soon. Stay tuned!

What are your wildest dreams for your filmmaking career?

To partner with Woody Allen on a film project.

What is something bizarre about you?

I love my cat as much as I love my boyfriend.

What currently inspires you?

My parents inspire me. They are very funny characters, yet very open minded and have a strong psychological point of view. They are always present in my scripts somewhere.

What’s your best advice for an aspiring filmmaker?

Always work on something!

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Still from Jacobs commercial for Heimstone Paris

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