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

Drought

Wilmington Feature
Comedy, Drama

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

114%

This project got the green light!

Blind Date

Los Angeles Short
Romantic Comedy, Action

Gloria's blind date with Nick takes an unexpected turn when he begins to suspect that their lives could be in danger.

102%

This project got the green light!

Pain Warriors ~ the Movie

Toronto Feature
Documentary

Pain Warriors examines the other side of the Opioid Crisis: under-treated pain and abandoned pain patients.

103%

This project got the green light!

Ripley Improvised Feature

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Experimental

Ripley Improv presents Improvised Movie - a completely improvised film based on a single suggestion.

104%

This project got the green light!

Limbo

Charlotte Series
Drama

1600 years after his birth, Tearlach O’Rian works to save souls from hell while battling his own demons.

100%

This project got the green light!

SF89: San Francisco Before The Internet

San Francisco Feature
Documentary

The last generation to come of age in a pre-tech San Francisco share stories of that time and discuss change at this point in their lives.

108%

This project got the green light!

THE PEMBROOK BROTHERS

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Satire

Fraternal twins Jack and Arthur embark on a chaotic journey to attain praise from the LA art scene.

85%

This project got the green light!

Writer's Block

Austin Feature
Horror, Thriller

A struggling young writer receives an offer to write with a bestselling author only to learn his benefactor harbors murderous intent.

87%

This project got the green light!

When the Wolf Comes Home - A BFA Thesis

Manhasset Short
Drama

A man in the wake of his wife’s depression diagnosis must accept motherhood to truly become a father.

81%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio Feature
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.

106%

This project got the green light!

This World Alone

Atlanta Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

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

112%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston Short
Crime, Drama

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

100%

This project got the green light!

THORP

Danbury Feature
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.

115%

This project got the green light!

Season of Passage

New York Short
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.

144%

This project got the green light!

Window Shopping - Try Love on for Size

Jersey City Short
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

100%

This project got the green light!

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

Oakland Series
Comedy, Documentary

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

109%

This project got the green light!

The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul Feature
Documentary

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

83%

This project got the green light!

Lucy in the Sky

New York Short
Drama, Teen

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

134%

This project got the green light!

The Morning After

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Montana

New York Short
Drama, Mystery

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

104%

This project got the green light!

Fate

Towson Short
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.

90%

This project got the green light!

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

Redwood City Short
Drama, Experimental

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

105%

This project got the green light!

RAT PARK

Burlington Series
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.

82%

This project got the green light!

Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

80%

This project got the green light!

The Boy and the Balloon (Short Film)

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Avalon

Baltimore Short
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.

153%

This project got the green light!

Malabar

Miami Short
Drama, Thriller

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

107%

This project got the green light!

Happy Birthday/Felicidades

San Diego Short
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.

88%

This project got the green light!

We'll Never Make It

Los Angeles Short
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.

124%

This project got the green light!

Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles Short
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.

81%

This project got the green light!

Rooster and The Queen

Woodstock Short
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.

105%

This project got the green light!

Millennial Renaissance Media

New York Company
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.

99%

This project got the green light!

Amazing Grace

Los Angeles Short
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

100%

This project got the green light!

Bite Me

New York Feature
Comedy, Romance

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

101%

This project got the green light!

The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles Series
Adventure, Comedy

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

90%

This project got the green light!

Aloha

Los Angeles Short
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.

81%

This project got the green light!

Little Cousin

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Family

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

81%

This project got the green light!

The Resistance

New York Short
Action, LGBTQ

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

84%

This project got the green light!

Minnesota Mean

Saint Paul Short
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.

105%

This project got the green light!

Latter-Day Glory Documentary

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

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

87%

This project got the green light!

Escaping Freedom

Portland Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

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

101%

This project got the green light!

42 Seconds

Atlanta Short
Drama

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

103%

This project got the green light!

SHORT FILM: Blacktop Road "LULU"

Los Angeles Short
Crime, Thriller

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Marisol

New York Short
Drama, Foreign Film

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

101%

This project got the green light!

Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera

Kearney Short
Drama, Experimental

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

82%

This project got the green light!

Found in Eagle Rock

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Experimental

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

81%

This project got the green light!

Believe Her

New York Short
Drama

Why can't we just Believe Her?

102%

This project got the green light!

The Alluring Frontier

Phoenix Short
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.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Paradox

Los Angeles Short
Drama

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

91%

This project got the green light!

The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis Feature
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.

104%

This project got the green light!

Stormie

Santa Maria Feature
Biography, Drama

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

151%

This project got the green light!

Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco Feature
Drama

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

113%

This project got the green light!

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

New Philadelphia Feature
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

376%

This project got the green light!

Palace

Bloomington Feature
Drama

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

104%

This project got the green light!

Bedsheet Man

Bradenton Feature
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

103%

This project got the green light!

Minneapolis (the movie)

Minneapolis Feature
Comedy, Family

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Satire

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

80%

This project got the green light!

Library Hours: A New Film by Jim Vendiola

Chicago Short
Drama, Romance

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

121%

This project got the green light!

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