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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). 

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.

For the Love of God

HD video
June, 2019
Video Duration: 19:17 min.


A group of Mormons cruise to Mexico to tour the Mayan ruins and validate their beliefs.


HD video
June, 2018
Video Duration: 10:33 min.

A Mormon considers leaving his faith.

Kiligivak (Mammoth)

HD video
Co-directed by Laura Tejero Núñez
March, 2018
Video Duration: 9 min.


Mammoth ivory sustains livelihoods in an arctic community, but also embodies the threat of a changing climate.

3 Stars

16mm Black & White Film
December, 2017
Video Duration: 3:57 min.


The staff of a nice hotel work with care and patience, despite absurd customer reviews online.



June 15, 2019
Cubberley Auditorium
June 14, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
March 20, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
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