Clayton Jacobson (director)

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Clayton Jacobson
Born (1963-10-26) 26 October 1963 (age 55)
OccupationDirector, producer, writer, actor, editor
Years active1989 – present

Clayton Jacobson (born 26 October 1963) is an Australian film director, writer, producer, actor, musician and editor. His debut feature film was Kenny. Kenny was released in 2006 in Australia to critical acclaim, winning a number of awards.[1]

Jacobson has also acted in a number of films, including 2010's Animal Kingdom. He is the brother of Kenny actor Shane Jacobson. He also plays bass in the Appalachian folk band The Duck Downpickers.


Clayton Jacobson graduated from the Swinburne Film & TV School in the mid 80’s. He began his career editing music videos and features films. He then directed music videos, television commercials,[2] and short films until making his debut as a feature film director with Kenny in 2006.[3][4][5]


As director, producer, and writer[edit]

Year Film Type Credited as
Director Writer Producer
2019 Mr. Black Television Series Yes
2018 Brothers' Nest Feature Film Yes Yes
2009 Mordy Koots Web Series Yes Yes
2008 Kenny's World Television Series Yes Yes
2006 Kenny Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2002 Tanaka Short Film Yes
2002 I Love U Short Film Yes
2001 Tickler Short Film Yes Yes Yes
1994 EnvironMental Short Film Yes

As editor[edit]

Year Film Notes
1989 Houseboat Horror

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role
2018 Brothers' Nest Jeff
2018 Upgrade Manny
2017 Top of the Lake (Series 2 "China Girl") Adrian Butler
2010 Animal Kingdom Gus Emery
2008 8 Lunch Guest (segment "The Water Diary")
2006 Kenny David Smyth
2006 The Water Diary (Short) Lunch Guest
2005 Blacktown Clayton
2005 The Illustrated Family Doctor Phil
2003 Take Away Waster 2
2003 Roundabout (Short) Paramedic 1
2003 Ned Kelly Sullivan
2003 Buried (short) Angus
2001 Tickler Man
2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand Repo Man

Awards and nominations[edit]


  • Australian Film Institute (AFI) 2006[7]
    • Nominated - Best Film (Clayton Jacobson, Rohan Timlock), Best Direction (Clayton Jacobson), Best Original Screenplay (Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson), Best Editing (Clayton Jacobson, Sean Lander), Best Supporting Actor (Ronald Jacobson);
    • Won - Best Lead Actor (Shane Jacobson);
  • Film Critics Circle of Australia 2006
    • Won - Best Actor (Shane Jacobson), Best Original Screenplay;
    • Nominated: Best Film, Best Director;
  • if Awards 2006
    • Won - Best Feature Film, Best Script (Clayton Jacobson, Shane Jacobson), Best Sound (Craig Carter, Peter Smith), Box Office Achievement;
    • Nominated - Best Director (Clayton Jacobsen), Best Editing (Clayton Jacobson, Sean Lander);


  1. ^ a b Awards for Kenny on IMDb
  2. ^ "Clayton Jacobson". Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  3. ^ "Clayton Jacobson". Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  4. ^ "Canon: Experimenting With Full HD Video - The Trainer". Archived from the original on 2011-04-03. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Screen Australia - Former AFC -AustralianFilmsAndAwards - Australian Features 2006". 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  6. ^ Clayton Jacobson on IMDb
  7. ^ "Past Awards". AACTA. Retrieved 2018-08-19.

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