Jacob Topen is a filmmaker, editor, composer and actor.
Constantly in search of innovative ways of storytelling, he has a sophisticated, unique style and tackles each project with enthusiasm and passion. With a particular love for comedy, Jacob believes its power in film is underestimated.
He has collaborated with artistic individuals in the worlds of fashion, commercials, music videos and theatre in various creative roles. His own, award winning work is mystical and subversive, often with plenty of heart and humour.
Jacob schooled in Digital Film Production for a BA (Hons) at SAE Glasgow.
He furthered his studies, exploring his passion for scoring music for picture, at The Glasgow School of Art, graduating his M.Des with Distinction in 2019. His music can be heard on many of his film pieces and listened to here
Jacob has created Music videos, Adverts, Short Films, Post Production work, Comedy Shorts and Documentaries for clients such as: BBC Studios, Tove Lo, Stuart Trevor, Immortal, Universal Music and Samsung.
For the work of directing duo Jacob Topen & Ibrahim Clayton, visit: www.jakeandib.com