I am a screenplay writer, director and cinematographer of low budget, independent short & feature films. I complete my bachelor's degree in cinematography at Stephen F. Austin State University this coming up December (2015). Currently co-directing and DPing an independent feature film, I'm continuously writing screenplays I hope to bring to life in the future.
While attending SFA, I've directed and shot an abundance of short films as well as camera operated and gaffed two features. I've gained a great deal of knowledge above and below the line, in the classroom as well as on set, with a pretty good amount of experience for my young career. I will continue to put what I've learned at SFA and creative talents to further myself in the industry and achieve my ultimate goal of being a feature Hollywood director.
Name: Jacob Kiesling
Lives in: Nacogdoches, Texas
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director and Screenwriter
What Doesn't Kill Us (Feature Film)
Film by Jacob Kiesling, Zach Schlapkohl & Ethan Cartwright Producer, Co-Director, Cinematographer & Gaffer What Doesn't Kill Us is a mocumentary about rehabilitated zombies living in modern day society and going through some social rights issues. Our story follows three main characters: Kieth, a zombie fighting for a promotion (as well as some racism) while having baby making troubles with his human wife; Jeremy Holland, a college athlete trying to be the first zombie to go pro; and Bridget, a young twenty something year old (human) and strong volunteer supporter of Dan Basso - the first potential zombie Texas state governor.
Camino (Feature Film)
Film by Justin Hughes (Comedy) Gaffer Two underage slackers steal a cooler hoping to score some booze, but instead wind up with two human kidneys in this dark comedy film.
Film by Peyton Paulette Camera Operator
Stephen F Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX)