Jacob Okada

Jacob Okada graduated in 2002 from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in film production. He is the recipient of the Warner Bros. Pictures Production Award for his documentary Curtis. He was also awarded NYU’s prestigious Russell Hexter Filmmaker Grant in recognition by his peers for artistic merit and collaborative spirit. Jacob has taught filmmaking at the School of Cinema and Performing Arts and worked for various artists, including Philip Glass. Jacob is currently fundraising for his first feature film as well as developing his next documentary.

Filming Curtis

When I was a teenager, I took a poetry workshop in Brookline, Massachusetts with Barbara Helfgott Hyett, a wonderful teacher…