Jacob Schwarz is an American based film director and cinematographer. As a visual storyteller, he always strives to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. He has never been afraid to experiment with new technologies and techniques, to help tell stories that inspire the human spirit.
He recently finished directing his first documentary feature film, IRON COWBOY: The Story of the 50.50.50, that chronicles the epic journey of a triathlete's attempt to complete 50 Ironman distant triathlons, in 50 consecutive days, in all 50 states. The film premiered exclusively on DirectTV's UltraHD platform and will soon be available on Amazon Prime and Netflix. He is currently developing a web series for YouTube RED with his long time friend and collaborator Devin Graham (DevinSuperTramp). It's slated to go into production later this year, with Jacob and Devin working as co-directors.
Jacob is fluent in Russian and lived in Siberia for several years. Over the past 5 years he has spent most of his time traveling internationally to direct and shoot commercial content, in places including Ukraine, India, China, Peru, Thailand, Japan, UK, France, Italy and Myanmar, to name only a few.