Backyard Productions has announced the signing of New York-based director Jake Sherry to its roster.
Recognised for his ability to tease out natural performances in both actors and real people, especially kids, Jake manages to capture the subject’s most unique mannerisms and characteristics. These nuances of detail, and his relentless pursuit of authenticity, result in distinctively human on-camera moments that make his work stand out from the crowd.
Backyard’s CMO Roy Skillicorn says: “Jake knows that the simplest concepts can be the most powerful, if you tell it right. The richness of his aesthetically beautiful film blends perfectly with genuine performances, engaging the viewer, drawing them deeper into the message or storyline. He is on his way to being a superstar."
A college professor once told Jake: “Filmmaking is the most fun you can have with your clothes on…” Jake agreed and his work has since been featured in Splice Magazine, Billboard, and the New York Times. His directing has taken him across Europe, Africa, and Asia - most recently to Vietnam to direct Nick Jonas for Malibu. Recent clients include Lincoln Motors, the Human Impacts Institute, L’Oreal, and Verizon.
Jake comments: “The industry is constantly evolving, so one of the things that drew me to Backyard is that Roy and the team are forever reinventing themselves and the company. Backyard is a creative, collaborative, forward thinking entity that brings decades of experience to the table. They’re also a hell of a lot of fun to work with. I can’t wait to see what we build together."
When not traveling on assignment, Jake spends his time between New York City and the Catskill Mountains with his wife and two-year-old son, both of whom he adores.