Wasserman, Jacob Biography

biography of Wasserman, Jacob

Jake J-Wass
12 March 1990, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
By the time award-winning writer-director Jacob Wasserman earned acceptance to New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, he already had a professional resume that included Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Notorious, and Bride Wars. During his sophomore year at Tisch, Wasserman was hired as the second unit director of photography on a pilot for the Independent Film Channel. He followed this up by shooting a feature-length documentary in Ghana, which was directed by Academy Award nominated Christine Choy. Wasserman has written, directed, and produced dozens of music videos, webisodes, commercials, and television pilots. He recently directed second unit on Amy Heckerling's feature film Vamps, starring Alicia Siverstone, Malcolm McDowell, and Sigourney Weaver. Wasserman is developing the script of Girl Soldier, a feature starring Uma Thurman, which is slated to begin principal photography in 2012. Jacob Wasserman is a founding partner and producer at Arch Entertainment, along side his long-time mentor, Glen Trotiner.

-   Born to a mother who was one of eighteen children. He has over sixty first cousins.

-   He started making films when he was 11.

-   Attends film school at NYU.

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Movies Produced

  1. Culling Hens (2013) (executive producer)
  2. Culling Hens (2013) (line producer)
  3. Culling Hens (2013) (producer)
  4. DGA AD Training Program (2012) (V) (co-producer)
  5. Glasnost Coda: Singing in Siberia (2011) (associate producer)


  1. "Made in Jersey" (2012) (co-key set production assistant: additional photography)
  2. Gotham (2012) (TV) (co-key set production assistant)
  3. Vamps (2012) (key set production assistant)
  4. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) (co-key set production assistant: New York)
  5. Something Borrowed (2011) (set production assistant)
  6. 13 (2010) (production assistant)
  7. Trust (2010/I) (additional set production assistant) (uncredited)
  8. Black Water Transit (2009) (production intern)
  9. Bride Wars (2009) (production assistant)
  10. Halloween II (2009) (production assistant: reshoots)
  11. Hey Diddle Diddle (2009) (production assistant)
  12. Notorious (2009) (production assistant)
  13. Adventures of Power (2008) (production intern)
  14. 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) (production assistant)
  15. Bernard and Doris (2006) (production assistant: additional photography)