Jacob Fatke

Jacob Fatke

Northern Waters Media, LLC
Boom Operator, Field Recordist and Sound Mixer

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Member Since:
April 2015
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About Jacob

Through Northern Waters Media LLC, Jacob Fatke is a Wisconsin based Location Sound mixer for Films, Documentaries, Commercials, Corporate Videos, and Television Shows around the US. Notable work includes Frontline PBS, Al Jazeera America, ESPN, HGTV, National Geographic, and Netflix Original Documentary series.


  • Love in the Time of Irony

    Love in the Time of Irony (2018)
    Film (Comedy) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Project Pitch It

    Project Pitch It (2018)
    Television (Reality-TV) Sound department Who knows? Maybe one day your name - or that of someone you know - will stand among the greatest entrepreneurs of all time - Or maybe you'll simply find out the world has no need for an inside-the-egg-shell yolk scrambler. You know, the one some poor guy spent $30,000 and six years developing. There's only one way to find out - "Project Pitch It", the show where local entrepreneurs and their ideas are put to the ultimate test. Each week, three aspiring - and often inspiring - local entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their innovative new ideas to a panel of area business moguls. These successful self-made millionaires then pepper the entrepreneurs with questions, assess the potential of each idea and finally present awards with a total value of nearly $30,000 designed to help each entrepreneur move their business to the next step. The awards range from free tuition for mentoring and office space at Cardinal Stritch University, a business dinner with the Brightstar Foundation or ...

  • Log Cabin Living

    Log Cabin Living (2016 - 2018)
    Television (Reality-TV) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Hummingbird: A Sister's Courage

    Hummingbird: A Sister's Courage (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department A woman goes undercover to rescue her teenage sister from a human trafficking operation.

  • Mountain Life

    Mountain Life (2017)
    Television Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Beach Hunters

    Beach Hunters (2017)
    Television Sound department Add a Plot »

  • UFC: Road to the Octagon

    UFC: Road to the Octagon (2016)
    Television (Sport) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Milwaukee 53206

    Milwaukee 53206 (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department MILWAUKEE 53206 tells the story of those affected by mass incarceration through the powerful journeys of three families. We witness the daily struggle of how incarceration shapes their lives, their families and their community at large. The 53206 ZIP code in Milwaukee is the most incarcerated ZIP code in the United States with 62% of its adult men having spent time in jail or prison. In this character driven ensemble documentary, it reveals through intimate stories how a community fights to survive by ending mass incarceration. Written by Brandon Payne

  • Urban Predator: Lion on the Loose

    Urban Predator: Lion on the Loose (2016)
    Film (Drama) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Across the Line

    Across the Line (2016)
    Film (Short) Sound department Across the Line is an immersive virtual reality experience that places viewers in the shoes of a patient entering a health center for a safe and legal abortion. Combining real audio gathered at protests, scripted scenes, and documentary footage, the film is a powerful hybrid documentary-fiction depiction of the toxic environment that many health care providers, health center staff, and patients must walk through to provide or access health care on a typical day. It was executive produced by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and co-created by Nonny de la Peña of Emblematic Group and Brad Lichtenstein and Jeff Fitzsimmons from 371 Productions/Custom Reality Services. The filmmakers worked closely with health care providers and patients to understand their experiences and to ensure the film is accurate and authentic. By putting the audience on scene, virtual reality offers a new and immersive experience that can help people better understand what thousands of women face when they... Written by Emily Ovaert

  • Milwaukee Blacksmith

    Milwaukee Blacksmith (2016)
    Television (Reality-TV) Sound department A father and his sons run a blacksmithing business in Milwaukee. They make some cool metal stuff.

  • Fixing Puppies

    Fixing Puppies (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Sound department Two stories collide in this satire noir about good, bad and indifference. Dueling actors play dual roles, all in a strange attempt to save the world - but exactly who or what are they trying to save it from? In the first tale, a man embarks on a covert mission to whitewash his conscience by 'turning in' a most-prized possession at the local Live On 5. Skewing the axes of right and wrong, his loss swiftly turns to gain. The second tale is one awash in familiarity. Referencing the New Testament, the final moments of one man's ridiculed existence are chronicled at a public swimming pool.

  • Fixing the Dog

    Fixing the Dog (2015)
    Film (Short) Sound department The final moments of one man's ridiculed existence are sardonically chronicled at a public swimming pool. Based somewhat on the New Testament.

  • 3 Days

    3 Days (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Dog*Walk

    Dog*Walk (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Hard Earned

    Hard Earned (2015)
    Television (Documentary) Sound department Hard Earned, a six-part documentary series for Al Jazeera America, follows five families around the country to find out what it takes to get by on 8, 10, or even 17 dollars an hour.

  • Uncle John

    Uncle John (2015)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Sound department John is a kindly, well-liked old man in a small rural town. John has just killed a man named Dutch. Dutch had done a lot of bad things to a lot of nice people. Nobody in town would think to implicate John - nobody but Danny, Dutch's violent drunk of a brother. John's nephew Ben arrives from Chicago on an impromptu trip to his hometown as his uncle struggles to evade Danny's growing suspicions and looming threats. In this masterfully acted tale of small-town intrigue, one man's need for revenge may cost many more their lives.

  • Richard II

    Richard II (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department The downfall of Richard II and the rise of Henry IV.

  • The Harpist

    The Harpist (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department The Harpist details an evening in the life of Emmie Lucas, a young and talented harpist. Seeing Emmy perform solo on stage for a large audience, followed by a standing ovation, one would think she 'has it all.' Yet after her performance, isolation sets in.. she reaches for connection only to get shot down, then wanders out alone and comes across a late night diner. There she finds unexpected friendship, and new meaning for her music.

  • Serial Daters Anonymous

    Serial Daters Anonymous (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Sound department Upon discovering her fiance cheated, Claire, a witty, driven fashion columnist, jilts her husband-to-be at the altar and goes on a retaliatory dating streak to avenge the city's women and give men their comeuppance! But when she runs into her first love, will he ignite the fire or put out the flames? Written by Anonymous

  • Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood

    Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Music and Sport) Sound department In one unforgettable summer, three young men commit themselves to one of the most demanding youth activities in the country -- World Class drum and bugle corps: A veteran drumline member steps into a leadership role for the first time; a 15-year-old trumpet player from Texas becomes the youngest member of the entire corps; and a color guard member fights to finish his final season after receiving a life-changing diagnosis. Often referred to as "marching band on steroids," drum and bugle corps pushes young people to extreme levels, both physically and mentally -- all for one 11-minute performance. All three young men march with the Madison Scouts from Madison, Wisconsin. The strong brotherhood of this all-male organization helps them through their struggles and celebrates their triumphs. Written by Anonymous

  • Fault Lines

    Fault Lines (2014)
    Television (Documentary and News) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Love You Still

    Love You Still (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department John, an aging fisherman, struggles with memories of his young love, Alice. He longs for her return and lives in regret. One day, a bottle washes ashore. Inside is a note that begs the question: did John lose the love of his life, or did he lose his mind? Written by Anonymous

  • Hurricane Bonnie

    Hurricane Bonnie (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department The story of two thirty-something brothers with issues that have been partially buried in the sands of time. Their mom also known as Hurricane Bonnie, recently passed away and both of them are having a hard time dealing with that and with themselves. Bonnie took a yearly trip to Lake Wakabeka Wonderland with her boys and her brother Bob where she loved to ride the Big Woody - a legendary wooden roller coaster that was (and still is) better than multiple martinis for release from earthly woes. At her wake, the boys learn that she wished to have her ashes scattered at Wonderland. They set off with Bonnie's cremains in a box to honor their moms wish. Unbeknownst to them, that's not all she wanted... Written by Anonymous

  • Frontline

    Frontline (2013)
    Television (Documentary) Sound department Investigative journalist documentaries.

  • The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula

    The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department "The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula" is the story of Dracula, oblivious to today's world of sleek, sexy, young vampires made famous by the Twilight series, and his struggle to fit in. With the help of one of his would-be victims, Amanda, Dracula learns how to adapt to a society that no longer fears what was once the most feared vampire of all time. Written by Maria Pretzl

  • Sibling Rivalry

    Sibling Rivalry (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Editor Add a Plot »

  • The Nursery

    The Nursery
    Film (Horror) Sound department When Ranae agrees to babysit for a family with a tragic past, a run-of-the-mill Saturday night quickly turns into a confrontation with unspeakable horror.


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