Jacob Aaron Estes

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Jacob Aaron Estes
Born September 6, 1972 (1972-09-06) (age 43)
Tulare County, California, U.S.
Occupation screenwriter, film director

Jacob Aaron Estes (born September 6, 1972) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Estes wrote and directed his feature debut in 2004 Mean Creek,.[1] In his first offering as writer-director, he gained critical acclaim, receiving nominations at various film festivals and winning the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award.[2] His second film as writer/director came in 2013 The Details,[3] starring Tobey Maguire, Laura Linney, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, Kerry Washington and Elizabeth Banks. Estes co-wrote the script of Rings, along Akiva Goldsman and David Loucka.[4]


  1. ^ Armstrong, Derek. "Review: Mean Creek". AllMovie. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Awards: Mean Creek". Allmovie. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen. NYTimes =Review: The Details http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/movies/tobey-maguire-stars-in-the-details.html?_r=1& =Review: The Details Check |url= value (help). Retrieved November 1, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Gutierrez is directing from a script written by Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka, and Jacob Aaron Estes.". Dread Central. Retrieved November 1, 2012.