Jacob wrote and directed Come Play for Amblin and Focus Features, based on his short film Larry. It was released Halloween 2020, coming in number one at the pandemic box office. He next directed four episodes of The Girl in the Woods for Peacock, which premiered in October 2021. Jacob is currently in development on his next features at Blumhouse and Atomic Monster, as well as TV pilots at Working Title and ABC Signature. Previously, Jacob sold his untitled Supernatural Spec to Paramount with The Picture Company producing and sold his spec Infinite to Sony Pictures with Original Film producing. Those scripts landed on the 2018 and 2019 Hit List for the best specs of the year. Jacob is an alum of the Sundance Episodic Lab with his musical pilot Harmony, which went on to sell to ABC with Mandeville producing. Additionally, he has written screenplays for New Line, Amazon, The Jim Henson Company, Cirque du Soleil, among others. He won the 2016 Crash the Super Bowl contest with his commercial Doritos Dogs, which aired during the Super Bowl and earned him an exclusive directing mentorship under Zack Snyder on the set of Justice League. Earlier in his career, Jacob directed the feature film The Four-Faced Liar which premiered at Slamdance and won the HBO Audience Award for “Best First Feature” at Outfest.
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