The Present

Screens in “Young at Heart” shorts program
Saturday, September 19 at 11:30 a.m.

Director: Jacob Frey
4 min.

Jake spends most of his time indoors playing video games until his mom brings home a surprise.




Jacob Frey graduated from the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Animation in 2014. During his studies he decided early on to specialize in character animation and directing. He helped animating on a broad variety of projects at the Filmakademie. In addition he also directed four shorts himself, inter alia „BOB“ which was running on over 250 festivals worldwide.

In 2011 Jacob took one year of from university, to gain international experience and worked as an animator for Psyop in Los Angeles. Coming back to Germany he started working on his final thesis script and animated on the Oscar nominated short „Room on the Broom“ at Studio Soi. After that he fully concentrated on creating his final project „The Present“ at the Filmakademie, which he finished in early 2014.