Jake grew up in Dallas, TX where he spent most of his childhood focused on sports, primarily basketball, until a knee injury changed the trajectory of his intended future career. After experimenting with architecture in college, twice, and dropping out, twice, he at last discovered his true passion, screenwriting, through a serendipitous brochure for a film school.
After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in screenwriting and directing, he moved west and kept expanding his script portfolio. Then when he met his future wife (an actress and stuntwoman), he moved back across the country to Atlanta, where he currently spends his days in less-crowded coffee shops continuing to follow his passion of writing.
Nights of Waking Action ⋄ Historical A well-to-do Jewish child from Poland, caught in the middle of World War II, must fight for her own survival, abandoning all she knows and adapting to the hell in which she finds herself.
Aequinatium Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Drama As a result of being betrayed by the government, two women steal a small fortune from a government account and secede their property from the United States with the intent to spark a revolution.
The Troubles Budget: $1M - $5M | Action ⋄ Historical A young woman in 1960s Northern Ireland seeks to destroy the IRA before it grows too large and too violent to stop.
Documentary by Peaceful Sea Productions (Documentary) Producer/Director This is the first documentary in a series that follows a music producer, Jay Denton, as he travels to destabilized regions of the world in order to create and produce music with those affected by war, terror, and persecution.
Film (short) by Peaceful Sea Productions (Action and History) Writer/Director A young woman in 1960s Northern Ireland seeks to destroy the IRA before it grows too large and too violent to stop.
Back to the Peaceful Sea
TV Series (Documentary) Producer/Director Travel Inspiration; Wallet Preservation
Film (short) (Mystery) Writer/Director Shrouded in mystery, an old man goes about his seemingly ordinary day, until circumstances change, and nothing is ordinary.
Leave It in the Sky
Film (Documentary) Director This short documentary dives into the world of hang gliding and why those who do it are so passionate about this unique way of life.
"Nights of Waking" - Official Selection of the Polish International Film Festival
"Nights of Waking" - Official Selection of Indie Visions Film Festival
Savannah College of Art and Design