Jake Mahaffy’s micro-budget, self-made films have screened around the world at film festivals and independent venues such as Venice (Orizzonti Prize for Best Film/2015, 2012, 2016), Sundance (2004/05/06/08/09/15), SXSW (Grand Jury Prize/2008, 2016), Rotterdam, Leeds, AFI, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Moscow, Ljubljana, Boston MFA, MoMA (NY) and many others.

He studied fine arts and film at the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, foreign languages at Brown University and fiction directing at the Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. He founded two new filmmaking programs at two universities as an Associate Professor in the United States and developed a new BA program in Screen Production as Program Coordinator at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He now lives outside of Nashville, TN.

Reunion, 2020
Cul de Sac, 2018
A Sweet Life (as co-writer), 2018
Midwinter, 2016
Inner Space (as DoP), 2016
Free in Deed, 2015
Ivy (installation), 2015
A.D. 1363, The End of Chivalry, 2015
A Running Start, 2015
Open End, 2012
Threat Prep, 2012
Miracle Boy, 2012
The Wax Supper, 2009
Inertia, 2008
Wellness, 2008
Perpetuum Mobile, 2005
Gravity, 2005
Heat, 2005
War, 2004