Born into a conservative home, Jacob was not allowed to watch movies until age 13. He saw his first movie in a theatre and like so many of us, was hooked. He spent his teenage years diving in head first, learning everything he could on his own via Internet and on the fly.

Shortly after going to school for business, Jacob moved to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking. There, he began to work and volunteer on film shoots as a production assistant, learning everything he could on set. Between his business sensibility and emerging skill in leading a team of crew members, Jacob was recruited by a seasoned producer to work primarily on music videos not limited to, but including Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”, Fun’s “We are Young” and Lil Wayne’s “Mirror”.

Following his time as a producer, Jacob took that experience with him to start Sypher Films in 2013, with a mission to redefine how media is created and bring together creative people around the world to collaborate in safe and motivating environments. The company’s philosophy and subsequent execution are what has lead to Sypher’s second narrative project, Anomaly in 2014 which was a massive success online, featured on Vimeo Staff Picks, Gizmodo, MusicBed, etc… Now Available on Hulu. Jacob has traveled and produced in 33 countries and more recently, Sypher Films sold it’s first pilot to TLC (Discovery) with another optioned to Amazon Studios. Jacob is currently in post production on a feature documentary that raised 1 million dollars in donations through private equity, and is in development for 3 feature narrative films. On the side Jacob is part owner of a start up Camera Rental Platform called Redefine Rentals, hailed as the Airbnb for production rentals (to be released in summer 2016) as well as Aerial Cinema Drone Company “Unreal Freedom” FAA Approved.