I AM SYRIA WORLD PREMIERE FUNDRAISER

Award-winning documentary, I AM SYRIA, premieres at Proctors Theatre June 10th.

Business just got personal.

The second web series from Jad Jacob, award-winning OFFICE, is out now. Series Trailer below:

IT’S NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE RECIEVES AWARDS

Jad’s latest short film wins awards for Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Directing at both the 2017 Media Arts Festival and 16th Annual Short Cuts.

ABOUT JAD

Filmmaker, Composer, Writer, Humanitarian

Filmmaker

Jad Jacob is currently studying film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is the writer and director of two web series (Opus 12OFFICE); several short films, including the award-winning It’s Not What It Looks Like; and two feature-length films (Belwatch, a web series prequel film; and I Am Syria, a documentary about Syrian refugees living in Stuttgart, Germany)He has composed original scores for all of his films to date, as well as for several other directors’ films.

 

Musician

Jacob has been composing music and performing original and classical pieces on the piano for 14 years. He has participated in over two dozen musical productions and plays as actor, musical director, and director, most recently performing as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. He also sang at Carnegie hall in February 2017 with the Honors Performance Series Choir.

 

Writer

Jacob self-published a book of original poetry at age 10, called GoinDown Above And Up Under. He has written all of his films to date. He is currently working on a novel entitled Forgotten, as well as a feature-length film script.

 

Humanitarian

Jacob has participated in 4 fundraising cabaret events for Syrian Refugees since May 2016, hosting two of them. He and his mother took their poetry and music to Vermont; Upstate New York; and Manhattan, where they performed to raise money for those whose lives were destroyed by the crisis. In June 2017, Jacob’s documentary I Am Syria premiered at Proctors Theatre in Upstate NY at a fundraiser event for local charity organization New York for Syrian Refugees, which raised over $1500. In August 2017, Jacob participated in the Capital Region Institute for Human Rights’ Teen Summer Symposium as a speaker on the Syrian crisis and his documentary. He hopes to continue to support refugees.