Jake Schreier

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Jake Schreier is an American director. He was a founding member of Waverly Films, a Brooklyn-based filmmaking collective, and joined Park Pictures in 2006, releasing his first feature film Robot & Frank in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Born in Berkeley, California, Jake Schreier attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating, he directed music videos, including one for Francis and the Lights, a performer/songwriter with whom Schreier also played keyboard for several years.[1] He also directed commercials for products such as Absolut Vodka and Verizon phones.[2] Together with his friends from college, he co-founded the film collective Waverly Films and continued to collaborate on film projects for television and the web.

Film career[edit]

In 2006, Schreier signed with Park Pictures, a commercial and film production company, and worked on a number of advertising campaigns and commercials; he was noted for his work and appeared in the “Best New Directors” list of Creativity Magazine and other advertising industry magazines. In 2012, he released his first feature film, Robot & Frank, based on the screenplay by his Tisch classmate and friend Christopher Ford.[2][3] The film won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, for best feature film that focuses on science or technology as a theme, tying with the Kashmiri film Valley of Saints.[4] Robot & Frank earned Schreier critical acclaim for his feature directorial debut. Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan called it "exceptionally polished for a first-time effort",[5] and Rolling Stone gave it three out of four stars.[6] He also directed the film adaptation of the John Green book, Paper Towns,[7] which was released on July 24, 2015.[8]


  1. ^ Brown, Emma (August 2012). "The future according to Jake Schreier". Interview Magazine. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Pizzello, Chris (August 30, 2012). "Director Jake Schreier talks "Robot and Frank" and dirty laundry". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "Jake Schreier". Park Pictures. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prizes Awarded to Robot & Frank and Valley of Saints at 2012 Sundance Film Festival". Sundance Institute. Jan 27, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-06-26.
  5. ^ Turan, Kenneth. "Movie review: 'Robot & Frank,' an odd couple with a twist". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  6. ^ Travers, Peter (August 16, 2012). "Robot & Frank". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  7. ^ "Director of Paper Towns".
  8. ^ Zuckerman, Esther. "See Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne on the Paper Towns Poster." Entertainment Weekly. 12 Mar. 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. <http://www.ew.com/article/2015/03/12/see-nat-wolff-and-cara-delevingne-paper-towns-poster>.

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