Jakob's eye for great casting, subtle humour and cinematic moods secured him a place at the the world's leading film school - UK's National Film & Television School - as the youngest directing student in the school's history. As a commercials director he has been featured in both the Shots Magazine and on the Shots DVD, and been nominated for the Young Director Award in Cannes. His award winning short films have screened at leading festivals including Cannes, South By Southwest and Aspen.