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Hey, I'm Jared!

San Diego, California

Jared Jacobsen is a filmmaker based in San Diego, California. He is the owner/operator of StephenJake Video Productions, a full-service boutique video production company. He has directed award-winning commercials, short-films, documentaries, music videos, and corporate videos. His short-films and documentaries have played in over 40 festivals nationally and internationally. He is currently producing a bi-national film that he wrote and will direct titled “Happy Birthday/Felicidades” and sill shoot in Los Angeles and Tijuana. When Jared’s not working he enjoys surfing, playing soccer and spending time with his family.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Miles Underwater

San Antonio • Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.


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This World Alone

Atlanta • Drama, Sci-Fi

An independent feature film about three women living in seclusion following a cataclysmic event that left the Earth without technology.


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Wise Gals

Boston • Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.


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THORP

Danbury • Comedy, Sci-Fi

After leaving Earth in the late 80's, an alien returns to reconnect with his best friend, in a world now obsessed with technology.


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Season of Passage

New York • Drama

A long abandoned dream is on the line when Cate finds herself pregnant again after years of infertility only to face a nightmare of loss.


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Window Shopping - A Gay Lust Story

Jersey City • Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange


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The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

Oakland • Comedy, Documentary

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story


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The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul • Documentary

A documentary that highlights professional wrestler Perry Saturn's rise to fame and the consequences of it.


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Lucy in the Sky

New York • Drama, Teen

Fourteen-year-old Lucy Katz living with autism while adjusting to mainstream high school, is suddenly faced with cataclysmic change, when sh


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The Morning After

Los Angeles • Comedy

That Section 8 Seinfeld: a band of aging and unskilled, ambitious, yet unmotivated underdog's heroic journey to make ends meet.


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Montana

New York • Drama, Mystery

Two psychologists with unconventional methods open a therapeutic school for troubled teens while struggling with their own traumatic past.


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Fate

Towson • Drama, Romance

Fabian, a young, conflicted waiter obsessed with fate chases love in all the wrong places, while missing the one right in front of him.


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Self i.e. (a short film by Tony Gapastione)

Redwood City • Drama, Experimental

A selfie addicted young girl must confront her personal demons after her online dating wreaks havoc in her life.


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RAT PARK

Burlington • Drama, Crime

After his brother overdoses, skyler seeks out the dealer that sold him the fatal bag, and along the way discovers some surprising truths.


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Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago • Comedy, LGBTQ

Billie #hatesherjob and quits to launch a new tech start-up company called Freelancers Anonymous while simultaneously planning her wedding.


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The Boy and the Balloon (Short Film)

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

A young man's insecurity with his open relationship causes his mind to unravel, blurring the lines of reality and fantasy.


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Avalon

Baltimore • Drama

A weathered farmer sequestered by his mistakes is presented with an opportunity to save a young man’s life and atone for his past.


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Malabar

Miami • Drama, Thriller

An undocumented mother risks everything to save her child from a human trafficking White Nationalist.


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Happy Birthday/Felicidades

San Diego • Drama, Foreign Film

Twins Zoe and Nick's 10th birthday is a roller coaster as their struggling mother, whisks them away on a frenzied trip to Tijuana.


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We'll Never Make It

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A young woman gets stuck on the side of the road with her autistic brother and zany Jewish grandma on the way to her mom's second wedding.


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Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles • Documentary

A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.


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Rooster and The Queen

Woodstock • Drama, Film-Noir

When Rooster’s seductive ex-wife, the Queen, makes a play to get him back, he can see a future that reminds him of their past.


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Millennial Renaissance Media

New York • Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

Join us in illuminating the voices of millennial women and people of color through high-quality multi-media production services.


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Amazing Grace

Los Angeles • Drama

A daughter and her alcoholic father are forced to confront their demons as the pain of the past threatens to destroy what little they have l


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Bite Me

New York • Comedy, Romance

A subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her


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The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles • Adventure, Comedy

Ridding the world of inconsiderate douches one pet peeve at a time.


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Aloha

Los Angeles • Drama, Family

Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.


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Little Cousin

Los Angeles • Comedy, Family

Isaac, a young boy obsessed with superheroes and adventure, learns the important consequences and responsibility of being a role model.


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The Resistance

New York • Action, LGBTQ

In 2020, the USA is now The Regime Republic. Galvanized by the increasing lack of freedoms, two friends start a resistance movement.


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Minnesota Mean

Saint Paul • Documentary, Sport

The quirky and powerful women of the internationally competitive MN RollerGirls, risking life and limb for a chance to be best in the world.


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Latter-Day Glory Documentary

Los Angeles • Documentary, LGBTQ

Two gay ex-Mormons explore their past and discuss the growing number of LGBT Mormon suicides.


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Escaping Freedom

Portland • Drama, LGBTQ

A doubting pastor must question everything he believes when his free-spirited sister challenges his view of what being free truly means.


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42 Seconds

Atlanta • Drama

After two strangers share a connection; one of them questions the encounter after discovering the tragedy that brought them together.


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SHORT FILM: Blacktop Road "LULU"

Los Angeles • Crime, Thriller

Two fugitive siblings with a philosophical bent find themselves in a complex love triangle after the brutal slaying of their father.


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A Whole New World

Los Angeles • Music, Experimental

A music video for an inventive new arrangement of A Whole New World questions our use of technology.


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Marisol

New York • Drama, Foreign Film

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.


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Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera

Kearney • Drama, Experimental

A paranoid late night phone call becomes a reflection on nature and death, in the calm expanse of a crane sanctuary.


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Found in Eagle Rock

Los Angeles • Drama, Experimental

In NorthEast Los Angeles, a group of young local residents deal with finding themselves and being part of the neighborhood gentrification.


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Believe Her

New York • Drama

Why can't we just Believe Her?


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The Alluring Frontier

Phoenix • Sci-Fi, Western

A small town in the old west gets consumed by a dark force that uses the power of temptation to try and turn everyone into demonic minions.


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The Paradox

Los Angeles • Drama

A life of solace is suddenly subverted by a mysterious stranger in a story of relationships and redemption


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Drought

Wilmington • Comedy, Drama

The summer after high school, Sam searches for a better life for herself and younger brother with Autism.


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The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis • Comedy, Drama

Thrust into American public school by her mother’s new marriage, a wide-eyed Indian teen teams up with a band geek to survive.


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Stormie

Santa Maria • Biography, Drama

An adopted Hispanic teenager looks for his birth family in an attempt to find his place of belonging.


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Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco • Drama

When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family ventures to maintain normalcy for her children while managing their own grief.


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Test: A Classic American Story....On Steroids

New Philadelphia • Sport, LGBTQ

A young bodybuilder living in Ohio defies his religious mother when he follows the county's best coach into a world of steroid abuse


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Palace

Upland • Drama, Family

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.


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Bedsheet Man

Bradenton • Comedy, Drama

A middle aged man looses his son to suicide only to find a strange way to cope with his grief. He becomes the superhero that his son always


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Minneapolis (the movie)

Minneapolis • Comedy, Family

A cocky news anchor team gets stuck "mentoring" an at-risk teen. Shenanigans and dastardly weather conditions ensue…


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Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles • Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.


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Stronger Than Pretty

New York • Drama, Romance

A young mother's "American Dream" turns into a living nightmare, until she listens to a voice she hadn't heard before; her own!


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Library Hours: A New Film by Jim Vendiola

Chicago • Drama, Romance

A provocative, sex-positive, long-distance love story about books and bondage.


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