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Jake S

Brooklyn, NY Member since August 2015

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JAKE SWANTKO IS AN AMERICAN DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMMAKER BASED IN NEW YORK CITY. HE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON WITH A B.A. IN JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION. AS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, SWANTKO HAS HAD TWO FILMS AT SUNDANCE, ENTRAPPED (2016) AND THE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY ICARUS (2017), WHICH SPANNED THREE YEARS AND SEVEN COUNTRIES. AT THE 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ICARUS GARNERED A SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, THE FIRST EVER “ORWELL AWARD”. THE AWARD EDICT FOLLOWS “IN A WORLD OF POST-TRUTH, DOUBLESPEAK, AND ALTERNATIVE FACTS, THE JURY DECIDED TO CREATE THE ORWELL AWARD TO RECOGNIZE A FILM THAT REVEALS THE TRUTH AT A TIME WHEN THE TRUTH IS NO LONGER A COMMODITY.” SWANTKO HAS WORKED ON A NUMBER OF FILMS, SHOOTING FOR ASSOCIATED PRESS, ESPN, HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TELEVISION, NIKE, PASSION PICTURES, PBS FRONTLINE, AND TIME MAGAZINE. CONFLICT AND HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT TRAINED VIA RISC (REPORTERS INSTRUCTED IN SAVING COLLEAGUES).

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