Jacob Kornbluth

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Jacob Kornbluth is the award-winning director of documentary Inequality for All, and feature films Haiku Tunnel (with Josh Kornbluth) and The Best Thief in the World (with Mary-Louise Parker). All three films premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival.


Jacob started his career as a writer and director in the theater. He collaborated on and directed three successful solo shows in San Francisco. "The Moisture Seekers", "Pumping Copy" (both with Josh Kornbluth), and "The Face By The Door" (with Christina Robbins). All three were nominated for or won "Best Of The Bay" awards and successfully toured the country, and a later version of "The Moisture Seekers" (called "Red Diaper Baby") has been included in anthologies of the best one man shows of the 90's.

Jacob was a fellow at the Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Labs. He has had 3 feature films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival – "Haiku Tunnel" (Sony Pictures Classics) and The Best Thief In They World" (Showtime Independent) were narrative films, and "Inequality For All" (Radius / Weinstein) was a documentary. "Inequality For All" won the special jury prize for excellence in filmmaking at Sundance 2013. In 2014 he was a producer on the Showtime series about climate change, “Years of Living Dangerously”, that is executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Swartzenegger, and Jerry Weintraub. His work on that show won an Emmy.

Jacob is co-director, with Robert Reich, of the Economic Inequality Media Project, a 501c3 that uses short videos to explain economic issues in a way everyone can understand.


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