AZAZEL JACOBS (Writer/Director) most recently directed the
episode "Symphony Or Red Tape" for season 3 of Amazon's Golden Globe winning
series Mozart In The Jungle. Before this, he directed two seasons of the
acclaimed SKY/HBO show, Doll & Em (2014-15), in addition to serving as a writer
In 2012, Cinema Scope magazine cited Azazel as one of the 50 Best Directors
Under 50. His film Terri, written by renowned novelist Patrick deWitt (The
Sisters Brothers) and starring John C. Reilly amongst an ensemble cast,
premiered in competition at Sundance 2011 and in competition internationally at
Locarno & the BFI London Film Festival's "Film On The Square." In addition to
receiving the Youth Jury Award at Locarno, TERRI garnered both Gotham and Spirit
Azazel's award winning film Momma's Man quickly became one of the most lauded
films of the year after premiering at Sundance 2008. It landed on many "best of"
lists (including Salon, Time Out NY, the New York Post, Artforum, and
Entertainment Weekly), and upon its domestic release by Kino International,
Manohla Dargis declared it in the New York Times to be "independent film
Son of avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs, Azazel was raised in New York's lower
Manhattan surrounded by important and innovative artists. He received his
Bachelor's in film from SUNY Purchase and his Master's from the American Film
Institute, where he returned to teach a course on personal filmmaking. Azazel is
also a creative advisor at the Sundance Directors Labs.
Other notable credits include the experimental piece, Nobody Needs To Know,
which premiered in competition at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2003, and the
micro-budget feature, The Goodtimeskid (2005), co written/starring fellow
director Gerardo Naranjo, which has gone on to have a cult following.
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