Hey, I'm Bethany!

New York, New York

Bethany Jacobson, Writer/Director/Producer began her career as a magazine photographer and video artist. Her photography was published in Harpers/Queen, Tatler, Blitz and House and Garden. After completing NYU’s graduate film program in the 90s, she worked as a producer/director/camera person on indie features, documentaries, and television series. Her work has aired on PBS, MTV, BBC and WDR. Her short film Hotel Bleu screened at numerous festivals and won a Remy Award for Best Romantic Comedy at the 2017 Houston World Fest and Best Live Action Short Film at the 2016 Louisiana International Film Festival. She has taught screenwriting and film courses at Brooklyn College, Pratt Institute, Long Island University, Brooklyn College, LaGuardia Community College and NYU’s Graduate Film Program. She is currrently in pre-production on her feature debut The Electric Virgin with the UK executive producer Martyn Auty and NYC producer Andrea Miller attached. It received support from Euroscript and Media II and was a finalist for the 2017 Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Film Foundation Fund. She is represented by agent Linda Langton of Langtons International Agency and is a British/American dual national.

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Projects I'm Supporting

The Lotus

Houston • Film-Noir

Living the life that of diamonds and guns, there's numerous ways you can choose to earn funds...

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New York • Drama

To complete her thesis, a PhD candidate must get the Holocaust testimony of her estranged grandmother.

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Some Girls' Mothers

• Drama

Uninspired by her own mother’s taste in music, ten year old Grace sneaks records from her friend's mom’s collection.

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Hotel Bleu

• Comedy, Music

A down and out stand-up comedian finds refuge at Hotel Bleu, forging an off-beat partnership with a charismatic bandleader half her age.

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Polly Fillmore

New York • Drama

Polly, a young teacher takes teenage Matthew for a wild night out. When Matthew starts to fall for Polly, dangerous secrets are revealed.

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Ana and Anthony In Love

New York • Music, Romance

Two young musicians are falling for each other, but one of them has a serious boyfriend.

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This Is Happening

• Comedy


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Seattle • LGBTQ, Thriller

The night before their wedding, two women battle sinister forces to save themselves, and each other.

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The New Orleans Sazerac

Atlanta • Documentary

To make the perfect Sazerac combine one part technique, one part interpretation, and a dash of folklore.

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The Openers

Los Angeles • Comedy

3 aspiring stand up comediennes are chronicled by an inexperienced film student as they try to pull off the biggest show of their lives.

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The Last Glimmer

Concord • Drama

An unlikely friendship unfolds between two socially marginalized suburbanites who struggle to connect and survive on their own terms.

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Directed by Women

• Global Celebration

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films.

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