The UK national grew up in Hong Kong, currently at a local production house as a video director for commercial and corporate video. Jackel started his film career by writing film critic reviews and making videos. Later on, he went to Europe for MA filmmaking degree in Estonia, Czech and Sweden, and he gradually specialized in directing.He was also a two-times nominee in 2014 & 2016 from the well-known BAFTA scholarships competed with other candidates all over China regions. In 2013, he directed several short films in Italy and awarded the best picture in “Cinemadamare” film festival, which offered him a chance becoming “creative director” at Maltafilm production, so as to participate various considerable budget documentary and commercial in a highly professional environment. In 2015, Jackel returned to Hong Kong, and he has worked at TV Broadcasts Ltd, (TVB), Radio Television and Hong Kong (RTHK), responsible for programme production, development, and creative writing.
Besides directing, Jackel sometimes would also be a producer or editor on his projects. During his study period, he received governmental “DORA” funding to Sweden for film research studies, as well as scholarships from different institutions for various workshops and talent platform throughout Europe. His directed short films were screened over ten international film festivals and broadcasted on air in various countries.
With multi-national background influences, Jackel likes crossover style between east and west rather than restricting himself in a box of stereotype from any particular race or country. Currently, he is dealing with couples of feature film productions in a development stage.
Film (short) by Myth Media Entertainment Ltd Director, Scriptwriter A dad is a son's first hero. As a child, Don aspired to follow his dad's footsteps as a photographer. Time slipped by as the little boy grow to become a man successful in his career. The memory of the promise has long faded away along with the years of rat race. In a twist of fate, Don picked up his late father's camera again. Could the camera guide Don through a path of reflection through the reflexion of the lenses?
Film (Documentary, Short, Action, Biography and 1 More) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director This docudrama is about the encounter of Saint Paul the Apostle and the island of Malta. It tells the story of the last trip of the Apostle towards Rome, towards the sentence of his martyrdom because of his conversion to Christianity. As a Roman citizen he had the right to appear in front of Caesar and be judged in Rome. It is an experience of what Saint Paul had to go through to arrive to Malta and how this had changed its history forever. It also shows today's places that are related to this story of the shipwreck and the three months stay of the Apostle on the Maltese land. Written by Dalia
Film (Mystery, Thriller and Short) Director, Scriptwriter Constantine had a power to predict future when he was a child that fades when he grows up, even though he works hard to develop it. After continuously failed attempts to be a certified psychic, he gives up and becomes a fraud. His scam is based on a psychological analysis of the clients, in order to convince them about what he advised. One day a woman named Martina goes to consult Constantine about her marriage crisis and Constantine finds himself attracted to her and in order to meet again gives her some hooks with chants knowing she would schedule new appointment with him. Little does he knows that after a run in with unsatisfied customer and a head trauma that would follow this meeting he will get his real powers back and he will be able to see the future, a really dark one. Written by Jackel Chow
Film (Drama and Short) Director, Scriptwriter Sara, the dancer has an accident while dancing and becomes paralyzed. When her pianist friend Teresa takes care of her everyday, they develop an intimacy far beyond friendship. Yet Sara gets desperate day by day without seeing hope of recovering. Meanwhile, Teresa's boyfriend want to know where the relationship with Teresa is going. Written by Jackel Chow
Film (Horror and Short) Director, scriptwriter Is it just a hallucination?After Miguel broke up with his girlfriend, Miguel takes a vacation in Italy to recover from his pain and suffering from the breakup. Miguel does not know that he checks into a haunted hotel room where a woman committed suicide before, and her spirit seems to haunt the room and takes possession of the TV by broadcasting a new clip over and over... Miguel himself is totally confused whether he is possessed or all come from hallucination until next day. Written by Jackel Chow
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Official selection in the “4th Microfilm (music)” funding and competition
BAFTA Yip Foundation & Scholarships in China (Final round)
Academic Outstanding Scholarship:University of Bradford,U.K.-China (2014-2016)
BAFTA Yip Foundation & Scholarships in China ((Final round)_
"Best film" awards@Cinemadamare International Film Festival, Italy
"Best Producer" award@Summer Studio Workshop: "Music & Sound in Film"
DORA-Doctoral Studies and Internationalisation Scholarship, Estonia
Baltic Film and Media School (Estonia)
Hong Kong Baptist University