Will Jacobs

Will Jacobs

Mourning Dove Films

Actor, director and screenwriter in Germantown Hills, Illinois

About Will

Illinoisan artist Will Jacobs is known for his performance in Denouement (2017), which won Best Actor in a Dramatic Short at the Illinois International Film Festival in 2018 (selected out of 600 submissions). He is a graduate of The Second City's Improv Program in Chicago.

Will's short film, Animal (2014), was accepted out of 400 submissions and screened at the Chicago International Film Festival's 11th Annual CineYouth Festival. Animal (2014) was also shown at the 2015 Short Screens film festival in Brussels. Both of Will's short films, After (2015) and Lesser of Two Evils (2014), aired on cable network WTVP's "The Screening Room" in 2016.

Will is also the founder of the independent film production company, Mourning Dove Films.


Name: Will Jacobs

Lives in: Germantown Hills, Illinois

Company: Mourning Dove Films

Occupation: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Director of Photography, Editor and Music Composer

Unique traits: Painter and musician.

Awards

  • Metamora Township High School- Outstanding Performance In Fine Arts
    (2015)

Projects

  • Denouement

    Denouement (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A 1950s playwright battles his inner demons while putting on a theatrical production.

  • Less Than 30

    Less Than 30 (2016)
    Film by John Lerchen (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department, Miscellaneous Crew Alexa Cavender, pressured to find a relationship, takes an interesting approach by only dating those matched at less than 30%.

  • 18 Years - Unamused Dave

    18 Years - Unamused Dave (2015)
    Video Director, D.P., Editor

  • Our Town

    Our Town (2015)
    Theater by Metamora Township High School George Gibbs

  • Deep Sleep

    Deep Sleep (2015)
    Film (short) Lead Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Composer

  • Les Miserables

    Les Miserables (2015)
    Theater by Metamora Township High School ABC Cafe Student/Pimp/Convict

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast (2014)
    Theater by Metamora Township High School Cogsworth

  • Strangers Outside

    Strangers Outside (2014)
    Film (short) Actor, Director, Writer, D.P., Editor, Composer

  • Lesser of Two Evils

    Lesser of Two Evils (2014)
    Film (short) Director, Writer, D.P., Editor, Composer

  • Animal

    Animal (2014)
    Film (short) Director, Writer, D.P., Editor, Composer

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men (2014)
    Theater by Metamora Township High School Juror #8

  • 337

    337 (2013)
    Film (short) Lead Actor, Director, Writer, Editor, Composer

  • The Other Way

    The Other Way (2013)
    Film (short) Director, Writer, D.P., Editor

  • Photographs

    Photographs (2013)
    Film (short) Director, Writer, D.P., Editor

  • Music Man

    Music Man (2013)
    Theater by Metamora Township High School Charlie Cowell

  • After

    After
    Film (short) Director, Writer, D.P., Editor, Composer

Education

  • The Second City Training Center in Chicago
    (2016-2017)

  • Metamora Township High School (Metamora, IL)
    (2011-2015)

  • Illinois Central College (East Peoria, IL)
    (2015)

Desert Island Movies

Will's Profile Statistics

  • Since: June 2015
  • Last online: 1 week ago
  • Invites sent: 3

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