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Jake Chamberlain

Jake Chamberlain

B.A. Film and Media Arts, University of Utah, 2014
B.S. Anthropology, University of Utah, 2014
Innovation Scholar, University of Utah, 2015


Jake believes empathy is teachable and that it can motivate social change.  In his professional engagements, Jake has written and produced informative marketing videos for social impact organizations including the Global Health Initiative, Jail Education Solutions, the Hult Prize and Clinton Global Initiative.  He currently produces videos for joint use by the Sorenson Impact Center and Forbes Media.  

Jake's directorial passion projects also teach empathy, but in contrast to his paid work, are proudly information-free and instead revel in the mess we call personality.  Beyond the Veyo (2015) is a short film on an old desert-dwelling mask artist who exhumes the corpse of his goat to form a church (DOXA Int'l Doc Film Festival).  This Cup(2016) is a morbidly obese couples' love story (Park City Showcase).  Jake enjoys working with others and has produced two character-driven feature docs: Stockham, the Father of Digital Audio (2015) and The Thief (2018). 

At Stanford, Jake aims to design non-fiction films so cinematic they feel scripted.  Jake's research interests include the Ukrainian conflict, space time, religion and all things anthropology.  Jake grew up, outdoors mostly, in Eagle River, Alaska and, indoors mostly, in Chicago, Illinois.  He speaks Ukrainian and is eager to find subjects affected by the war on the eastern border.  


Dec 2017


December 12, 2017

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium


February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space