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About Amit Jacobi

Amit Jacobi (עמית יעקבי) is a writer, performer, and filmmaker living and working in Tel Aviv and Berlin. With diverse creative pursuits, he has established himself as a thought-provoking artist known for pushing boundaries and exploring various artistic mediums.

Having completed his education at Goldsmiths University of London, where he earned an MA in Filmmaking Directing Fiction, and the Ernst Busch Academy of Drama Berlin, where he obtained a German Diplom in performing arts and puppetry, Jacobi has a solid foundation in both film and stage.

Jacobi captivates audiences with fragmented narratives that challenge conventions and delve into the complexities of the human experience. Notable works as a filmmaker include “Smoothies for Lost Souls,” a short film Jacobi wrote and directed. This dystopian comedy delves into the life of a suicidal life coach who inadvertently embarks on a journey of self-discovery. “One Room” is another compelling piece, exploring the complex dialogue between a trans man and his younger self before the transition. In “The Honoree,” he showcased his editing expertise.

In addition to his work in writing and film, Jacobi is a dynamic performer. His stage performances have captivated audiences at renowned institutions like the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, and La Gaîté Lyrique Paris. Notable collaborations include his work with Peng! Collective, where he directed, hosted, and wrote for productions like “The Call: A Spy Show.” This satirical advocacy campaign, workshop, and game show delves into the world of secret services and challenges the status quo through live interactions with unsuspecting intelligence agents.

One of Jacobi’s recent projects, “Homosphere,” blurs the boundaries between a public reading and a concert. Inspired by a section of his book in development, this performance explores themes of connection, capitalism, identity, and personal and collective traumas. Through a unique blend of poetry, graphic storytelling, and societal critique, “Homosphere” offers a contemplative experience for audiences.

Jacobi’s artistic achievements have received recognition and support, with his works being selected and featured in notable film festivals such as the Rhode Island International Film Festival’s Vortex and the San Diego International ShortsFest.

Driven by a relentless passion for exploration, Jacobi continues to seek new avenues of artistic expression. His portfolio reflects his commitment to creating innovative and multifaceted works that captivate and inspire, and unlike this bio text, he tries to maintain some sovereign space capable of withstanding a complete takeover by AI.

Amit Jacobi

Film, Theater
Directing, Screenwriting, Acting, Narrative, Experimental, Actor, Director, Playwright, Contemporary, Physical theater

Berlin, Germany

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