Born in Manhattan, Jake Davis is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and nominated MTV student visionary filmmaker. While in film school Davis was recruited by the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy to direct a short film for Nike. After the success of the first project, Davis continued the collaboration, producing slice-of-life grassroots promos and industrials for Nike, as well as long-form concert videos, tour visuals, and EPK’s for Sony, Columbia, Fat Beats, and various other record labels.
Upon graduation in 2002, Davis signed on to document the Anger Management Tour featuring Eminem, Ludacris, Xzibit, Papa Roach, and the X-ecutioners. The DVD 'Built To Scratch' released by Koch Entertainment is the result of that production. Davis' award-winning student film 'At Low Resolution' premiered at the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival and was invited to film festivals around the globe, and is now distributed by Amazefilms and Damah Films on DVD. Jake’s second short film “Come Lovely” played the festival circuit including the Hamptons, LA, Miami, and Rhode Island International Film Festivals among others. It was also a Finalist in the Academy Awards Live Action Short category.
Davis has consistently collaborated with individuals from all genres of the music industry, including My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Nelly, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Korn, OneRepublic, Hinder, Hawthorne Heights, Head Automatica, Staind, Lacuna Coil, and KT Tunstall creating music videos, live performances, and documentaries.
He is a constant collaborator with international skate/streetwear brand Supreme and is developing the feature film script 'Coolhunter', which is inspired by his work for Nike.
I'm fascinated by what makes an icon. Screen Tests reveal a naked truth that can't be denied about personality, charisma, and star power
- Jake Davis features in a project.