Jack Jewers is a BAFTA-nominated, Royal Television Society award-winning director, working in film, television and advertising.
In 2014 Jack directed and produced the first ever web series based on a young adult book outside the USA. Night School: the Web Series made international news on its week of release in December of that year, including a cover story in the Guardian newspaper and a feature in the Daily Dot. Its YouTube channel has received well over a million views on YouTube.
In May 2015 Jack and the cast of the web series were special guests for a sellout panel at MCM ComiCon in London. In October 2015 the series was an official selection at the Marseille Web Fest—the largest film festival of its kind in Europe. It went on to receive a total of 13 nominations at festivals including Washington D.C., New York, London and Dublin. In February 2016, the series received a total of five nominations at the Indie Series Awards in Los Angeles.
Jack’s short films have been screened at film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Miami and Toronto. His work has also been released in UK cinemas through the BFI and shown nightly over a special season on BBC2.
His other recent credits include Shalom Kabul, a comedy-drama about the last two Jews of Afghanistan. Turning this extraordinary and little-known story into a web series was a long-held ambition of Jack’s. The series started its festival journey by being accepted as an official selection at the New York Web Fest in November 2016,
Jack is the founder of Trailermade Films, a production company specialising in high quality short form content for web and TV, including advertising and web series. Since launching in 2011 it has grown to become one of the most successful agencies in the field of book trailers and web series in the UK. Jack has been invited to speak on the subject at leading film and publishing industry events in the UK and overseas.
In the summer of 2015, Jack unexpectedly became the subject of several news stories in the US, after he found a roll of undeveloped film from the 1940s, and ended up uncovering a tragic love story hidden for over 70 years.
Jack is currently working on his first feature film, which he can’t wait to tell you all about. He lives just south of London with his wife, the international bestselling author CJ Daugherty; a small menagerie of pets; and a friendly ghost. But that’s another story.