Filmmaker . Director . Writer . Editor
Hi! I'm Jacob Simon. I graduated from Rice University in May 2022 with a double major in Political Science and Visual & Dramatic Arts with a Concentration in Film and Photography. (Try saying that 5 times fast!) As a student filmmaker, I created over 7 short films in addition to numerous shorter videos, spanning a wide range of genres, from comedy to horror to documentaries. In addition to co-directing all my student films and writing their scripts, I am a skilled editor with hundreds of hours of experience in Adobe Premiere and dozens in After Effects. I am passionate about directing, screenwriting, and editing. I'm looking to take my talents to the next step in either the film, television, or video game industries!
Since graduating, I worked as an Assistant Editor on a feature length documentary for a major non-profit and am currently employed as a Post Production Assistant at a TV Production company.
A primary motivation in my art is that it challenges me. With my films, I aim for an extremely ambitious scope, chasing the visions that truly speak to my mind and heart. Therefore, you can find everything from child actors to car crashes to even laser-shooting robot spiders in my student films. I seek to create films that push me to think in new ways and broaden my horizons, that ultimately will help me improve as a filmmaker, editor, writer, and even as a person in general.
In addition to filmmaking, I am also passionate about politics, social justice, and am an avid gamer. I love animals and have 2 dogs. I'm currently living in Los Angeles.