Jacob Gentry Biography
Jacob Gentry is an American film director, editor, and writer. He is best known for The Signal, which he co-wrote and co-directed with David Bruckner and Dan Bush. He also directed the My Super Psycho Sweet 16 trilogy and collaborated with Broken Bells on short films based on their music.
Jacob Gentry Age
Jacob Gentry was born on 5 April 1977 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. He is 42 years old as of 2019.
Jacob Gentry Net worth
Jacob Gentry earns his income from his businesses and other related organizations. He also earns his income from his work as a film director, editor, and writer. He has an estimated net worth of $ 3 million dollars.
Jacob Gentry Education
Jacob Gentry aired his short film Terminator 3: School Day. Later, he attended the University of Georgia along with David Bruckner and A. J. Bowen.
Jacob Gentry Film director, editor, and writer
Jacob Gentry at fifteen, MTV aired his short film Terminator 3: School Day. Gentry’s first film was Last Goodbye (2004), which starred Faye Dunaway and the children of several celebrities.
Gentry was initially resistant to the idea of casting the children of celebrities but relented when he realized the gimmick could be used for publicity. He later described the film as “a messy Magnolia”. In 2005, he edited the film The Lady from Stockholm.
His next feature was The Signal, which traces its origins to a Surrealist game called exquisite corpse in which multiple collaborators independently contribute toward the completion of an art project.
After collaborating with Bruckner and Bush on The Signal, he signed a three-picture deal with MTV and directed My Super Psycho Sweet 16 (2009) and its two sequels.
Although not a fan of reality television, Gentry decided to use the source material to discuss the financial crisis. Gentry was originally approached to contribute to the horror anthology V/H/S, but he was forced to decline due to Directors Guild of America technicalities. He instead suggested Bruckner, who joined the project.
He worked with the band Broken Bells on two short films. Gentry said that the shorts allowed him to explore new ideas and work in science fiction, his favorite genre.
Gentry and musician Danger Mouse had gone to college together, and although they had not worked together professionally until then, they were friends. He did not synchronize the films to the albums; instead, he worked from Danger Mouse’s ideas and created independent narratives. His latest project is Synchronicity, a science fiction film.
Jacob Gentry Movies
- My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 3 2012
- Synchronicity 2015
- My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2 2010
- Bio-Dead 2009
- My Super Psycho Sweet 16 2009
- The Signal 2007
- Last Goodbye 2004
- My Super Psycho Sweet Sixteen Film