I am a writer, music composer and producer currently living in Japan. I come from a background of music production and poetry.
My first work in film was as music composer for the film Divided We Stand (2000). I then served as Associate Producer on the documentary series Hidden Colors 1 (2011).
More recently I won Indi.com's Video Poetry Challenge in 2016. Also in 2016 I was hired as a screenwriter on the digital TV series "A Billion to One" now streaming on Amazon and Vimeo on Demand (released 10/17).
In 2017 I started production on my 2nd short film, shot entirely in Japan, First Date in Osaka. Also in 2017 I was fortunate to have my first ever contest submission land in the quarterfinals of Scriptapalooza's TV writing contest. I am developing that and other writing samples for further promotion in 2018.
While wrapping production of my current film I am currently developing a few feature scripts, shorts and a TV pilot to build my portfolio and craft.
My goals for 2018 are to place a few scripts in a few more contests and secure representation so that I can land challenging and rewarding work in television and features. As a screenwriter, I'm a student of educators like Robert McKee and Michael Hauge, but I also enjoy exploring new modes and technologies of storytelling. I have made a couple of connections on Stage 32, but have not been quite as active on the platform as I would have hoped.
If you are a manager, producer or anyone looking for pages or emerging and diverse writing voices, do get in contact and let's see what's what. I'm particularly keen to meet people based in L.A., which is where I hope to relocate to by 2019.
Name: Jacob James Henry
Lives in: Ōsaka-shi, Japan
Company: Akamatsu Creative
Occupation: Screenwriter, Music Composer, Director and Re-Recording Mixer
Unique traits: I have a background in music and audio, as well as poetry. I also have some Japanese knowledge and experience. I'm African American.
Film by Tariq Nasheed (Documentary) Producer Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. Traveling around the country, the film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncovered such amazing facts about things such as: The original image of Christ; The true story about the Moors; The original people of Asia; The great west African empires; The presence of Africans in America before Columbus; The real reason slavery was ended And much more. Written by Anonymous
University of California: Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)