Jake Jarvi’s been behind a camera since he was 12. In high school, he received an award at the Illinois Film and Video Competition in the Drama category for a VHS short about a hitman and he received The Presidential Scholarship in film to attend Columbia College, Chicago.
Jake spent five years in L.A., acting in the films “Old School” and “Bondage,” appearing in a few commercials, and landing a co-starring role on a Rob Lowe TV vehicle. Before returning to Illinois, he made his first feature motion picture entitled “The Girl,” using consumer grade equipment, shooting on evenings and weekends. Reviewers have compared it to the early works of Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino. His comedy pilot, “Green’s Nursery,” landed in the top three at the Chicago Comedy Pilot Competition in 2007 at the historic Music Box Theater. He then worked with Meadowdale Pictures on the horror film “DISGRUNTLED” as co-writer and editor the same year that he wrote, directed, edited, and produced a short-form version of his “Twisted Thicket” concept, a fantasy fable, which screened at Vines Shorts Fest in Santa Monica, CA.
He’s served as the Digital Editor for SheridanRD.com for the last three years, editing every video that appears on their website as well as writing over 160 feature articles, profiles, and movie reviews for their print publication, Sheridan Road Magazine.
Which brings us to “The Platoon of Power Squadron,” the web serial about four 20-somethings with no outlet for their super powers. For the first four episodes he served as actor, writer, director, producer, editor, sound effects editor, and main VFX and compositing artist. For episode 5, a small portion of the audience donated just over 9 thousand dollars to help offset the cost of the series. He is currently writing the 6th and 7th episodes out of a projected 10-episode series arc. The current PoPS audience is just over 30,000 subscribers.
Name: Jake Jarvi
Lives in: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Actor, Director, Editor and Screenwriter