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, Hulu, Vimeo, and Flix.
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’s played over 20 festivals picking up five awards and two additional nominations for Best Feature Documentary in the process. It’s being distributed world wide by Film Rise.
Jake lives in Los Angeles and is currently developing new feature film properties as well as working on branded content as a director and editor.
2018 - 'Learning To See' Released by Film Rise
2017 - 'Learning To See' Winner of 5 Awards + 2 Nominations
2016 - 'Learning To See' Premieres at SXSW
2015 - 'Dear Sidewalk' Released on VOD
2013 - 'Electric Daisy Carnival Experience' Released
2009 - Winner of 6 Addy Awards for EBR
2006 - 'Offstacle Course' - Nominated Best Short Film at X-Dance Film Festival
2001- 'Ghetto Blaster' - Nominated Best Film at The X-Dance Film Festival