Jacob Robert van Winkle is a producer, director, and multi-hyphenate artist in New York City. With extensive training in camera work, production, and leadership skills, Jacob's dedication to filmmaking is demonstrated by their commitment to learning and personal growth.
As the creative force behind Who's Cookin' Productions, Jacob constructs narrative, editorial, educational, and commercial projects. In addition to their production work, Jacob is deeply involved in activism. They founded NYOFF, a non-profit for local filmmakers that prioritizes no-budget to mid-budget projects, with a special focus on uplifting the works of queer, BIPOC, and women filmmakers. This effort collaborates with Abrons Arts Center and other local organizations to nurture a diverse and inclusive filmmaking community.
As a non-binary and queer filmmaker, Jacob's personal journey and identity are reflected in their commitment to championing diverse voices and stories. As the founder of NYOFF, they have been at the forefront of bringing together diverse voices and innovative storytelling through this celebrated platform. Currently, they are writing and working on various projects within the film industry, while also assembling a team for their sophomore directorial short. Jacob's passion for storytelling and dedication to quality are the driving forces behind their mission to bring visions to life.