Bio

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Jake is an independent American filmmaker. In 2011 Oelman produced a concert documentary about the annual Electric Daisy Carnival, the largest electronic music festival in North America. The film, Electric Daisy Carnival Experience, premiered nationwide as a part of NCM Fathom Events and is currently available on Netflix and iTunes.

 

In 2012 Jake directed and produced the feature romantic comedy film Dear Sidewalk starring Joe Mazzello and Michelle Forbes which premiered at the Austin Film Festival and is currently available on Amazon, Vimeo, and two dozen other platforms in over 60 countries.

In 2013 Jake raised over $26,000 on Kickstarter to start production on his documentary feature film, Learning To See - The World Of Insects. The documentary film tells the story of his father Robert Oelman who has spent the last 10 years of his life scouring the rain forests of the Amazon, photographing and discovering rare insect species. The film premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. It played over 20 festivals picking up five awards and two additional nominations for Best Feature Documentary in the process. It’s distributed world wide by Film Rise.

Jake lives in Mammoth Lakes, CA and is currently developing new feature film properties and working on branded content as a writer, director and editor.

 

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FILMOGRAPHY

Can Man
2022

 Documentary Short

Director - Producer

Barcode Films

World Premiere - TBA

Distributed by TBA

The work and struggle of artist Matt Donnan's attempt to paint Brad Pitt's portrait using nothing but aluminum cans. 

Learning To See: The World of Insects
2018

Documentary Feature

Director - Producer

Barcode Films

World Premiere - SXSW 2016 - Winner of 5 Awards + 2 Nominations

Distributed by FilmRise

One man's transformational journey to find the Amazon's strangest creatures.

Dear Sidewalk
2015

Narrative Feature

Director - Producer

NHO Entertainment - Barcode Films

World Premiere - Austin Film Festival 2013

Distributed by FilmHub

Dear Sidewalk tells the story of Gardner, a 24 year old mail-carrier, who is struggling to contend with his identity as his quarter-life crisis is in full swing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Ghetto Blaster the Movie
2000

Short Documentary

Director - Producer

Brothers Boards - Focusing Point

World Premiere - X-Dance Film Festival 2001 - Nominated Best Film

Distributed by White Knuckle

The Brothers Boards team video.

The Electric Daisy Carnival Experience
2011

Documentary Feature

Producer

Manifest - Insomniac Events

World Premiere - Fathom Events 2010

Distributed by Ultra

A live concert documentary on the popular electronic music festival.

The Magistrates in the Bloody Brothel
In development
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