Jakob is a unique story that follows a woman's struggle coping with a loss that manifests itself in a desire that eventually pits her against reality.
Jay Moore
San Francisco
United States
1 Team Member

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Left infertile by a string of failed pregnancies, Christine succumbs to a deep depression. Her marriage is strained, but her sole concern is for the life that she most recently lost.

Her desire for a child is so strong that her mind creates one. She does not question his existence; she names the child Jakob and embraces him. In time, Jakob reveals himself to be far more menacing than Christine could ever imagine.

Jakob is a unique narrative because it explores the fragility of human spirit when faced with events that are traumatic enough to alter one’s perception of reality.  The film follows a married couple who finally get to bring a child into the world, only to be met with events that take a tragic turn.

The film explores events after the fact, but will shed light on the dark aspects of desire, the difficult nature of a pregnancy and the risks women face through complications. It also explores the spiritual and emotional processes that take place when having to cope with loss. While bringing a child in this world is a joyful experience, it  also has it’s delicate nature, owing us the realization that life is precious. We hope that by recognizing what our film has to offer, it will also provide a depth in perception and share some humility. We also want everyone to realize that these situations happen and are not far from reality. With plans to devote the progression of a creatively drawn out plot through visually striking imagery and solid performances, we are still driven and committed to get this project on it’s way.

We’ve been working on Jakob for over a year experimenting with different ways on how to spark interest, gain support and receive alternative funding. We’ve managed to receive Fiscal Sponsorship from the San Francisco Film Society, but we’d also like more people to get involved as we try to make progress. This project means a lot to it’s creator, Jay Moore, and those of us who have been involved since it’s inception. A lot of challenges and work are still ahead, but we have a genuine drive to see this project grow.

This stage is only the beginning stint. We plan to shoot this as a short film in order for us to use the final product as another pitching tool to make a full 90 minute version. There is more going on in the film than just it’s central premise; Jakob will be a film that is 'more than meets the eye’ because it will be a journey with rich imagery backed by great performances.

We are excited and ready to move along into production and your donations will ultimately help us with finishing costs while keeping our operations sustained throughout post production.

Another plan is to enter JAKOB into the film festival circuit. We’ve gathered some great perks for you to enjoy if you back our film, so please check them out.


Our original budget included the use of a 7D with a minimal crew, and now we have been offered the use of a RED camera, which has significantly increased our budgetary needs.

With our newly acquired equipment, production has increased from four days to six, and now we are looking to raise additional funding in the amount of $15,000 to account for production costs, visual effects and post production. We’d like to do this right; without a penny to waste. Whatever we collect will go to operations that will ensure the completion of the film.

We like the idea of crowd-funding because it gives others the opportunity to voice out their most interesting ideas, take part and equally share support and enthusiasm in projects that have a potential to contribute leaps and bounds in human creativity. Indiegogo is crucial in this process because it bridges us to you. We support this model and it’s purpose, and we hope that you will be able to support us as well.

By helping us lift our efforts and letting us convey this story properly, you will not only be helping us start the film, you’d be supporting our efforts as filmmakers and professionals. You’ll also be taking a big part in our own mission to actively preserve diversity in the arts and film.

Your donations matter, but you can also help us by extending our reach to those who you know that would gladly take an interest in our project.

Our crew here at Jakob are a team of passionate filmmakers who love telling stories and exploring creative ways to share them. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area -- working tremendously hard to keep doing projects so that we are able to share them with you and be a part of a meaningful shared experience through the art of cinema. We believe that while there is the need for sufficient monetary resources to help our project succeed, it also requires your deep involvement and interest to help reach our goal for our film to really matter. We love what we do and we’d like for everyone to enjoy it with us.

Creator and Director - Jay Moore

Jay Moore

Originally hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Jay lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Preceding and following his 2005 graduation from Academy of Art University with a degree in Production and Direction of Films and Motion Pictures, Jay has worked as a post-production coordinator on commercials, video shorts, and music videos for American Zoetrope Productions, Red Figure Films, Heavenly Eye Productions, Perfect Blue Media Group and Makalani Productions. Additionally, he is a prolific writer, currently working on a science fiction novel, screenplays and other creative works.

Producer- Rebekah Renne

Rebekah Renne

Day to day you can find Rebekah freelance producing and casting for various companies in the Bay Area.  Her works include music videos, shorts and two full features.  companies have included: Google, Citrix, Apple, Sheer Cover, Proactiv, Dreyers, Photon, direwolf LLc, and many more.

Director of Photography- David BaconDavid Bacon

David Bacon is an award winning Writer, Director and Filmmaker. As a Director of Photography, his cinema graphic storytelling passion has lead him to shoot films starring Sienna Guillory,  Eric Roberts,  David Carridine, C. Thomas Howell, Jake Busey, Jeremy London, in the movies “Dont’ Pass Me By”,  “The Devils Dozen”, “The Wicked Within”, the multi-award winning  feature, “Break” with Michael Madsen, Charles Durning, Chad Everett, David Carradine.

Associate Producer- Vivian MoralesVivian Morales

Vivian is a media professional that asserts community involvement and support for independent projects. She has worked and helped with various productions and start-ups in multimedia rooted in the Bay Area since 2007. Her background is generally rooted in Journalism, but also works as a contributing photographer and photojournalist. She aspires to produce more documentary films and enrich experiences through different types of narrative work.


Here's a highlight of a variety of perks and prizes you will get when you donate.

Bunny Sticker
by Local artist, Mike Stapleton

Jakob Bunny by Michael Stapleton









A Sticker and personalized Thank You Card with cast and select crew autographs in blue ink will be included in all packages to those who donate.

Jakob Hoodie

Jakob Hoodie FrontJakob Hoodie Back

Jakob Gym Bag and Water Bottle

Jakob Gym Bag

 Stainless Steel Water Bottle


Fantasy Swag Pack

Graphic Artists and Illustrators, Richard Talyns and Tara Hayes will create a customized character of you that you choose.

Sample Work
Graphic Illustration

Choices: Zombie, Medieval, Superhero, Steampunk, Pinup, or  Space Age (Start Trek, Star Wars etc.) The pack also includes a handwritten mad lib fantasy adventure by writer Jay Moore, Bunny sticker and personalized thank you card.


Wrap Party with Cast and Crew Aboard the San Francisco Horblower Cruise

Come mix and mingle when you donate $500.

Hornblower Cruise








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  • $10USD
    Sticker and Thank You

    Local Artist Mike Stapleton's latest logo to decorate your laptops, walls, posters and just about anywhere! Includes personalized thank you card in blue ink.

    2 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $25USD
    Stainless Steel Water Bottle

    Sport the eco-friendly health inspired Jakob Water Bottle to ensure proper hydration. Includes Bunny sticker and Personalized thank you card.

    5 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $50USD
    "Jakob Bunny" hoodie

    Rock the latest in fashion with the Bunny hoodie, available in Small-XXL sizes.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $75USD
    Bunny T and Autographed DVD

    Sport the Bunny T available in Small to XXL and get an autographed copy of the DVD (available in Aug), Sticker, and personalized thank you card.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $100USD
    Regular Work out with Jay

    Jay's first passion is film and second is being a personal trainer. Certified and ready to give you two hours of working out in a specialized session just for you! Includes one free group class, Jakob Stainless Steel Water bottle,Sticker and Personalized thank you card. Workouts only in the Bay Area.

    1 out of 35 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $150USD
    Fantasy Swag Pack

    A personalized 5"x7" fantasy trading card of you or a friend by local artists Richard Talyns and Tara Hayes. Choice of: zombie, medieval, super hero, steam punk, pin up, or trekkie. Includes a handwritten mad lib fantasy adventure by writer Jay Moore, Bunny sticker and personalized thank you card.

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $250USD
    Deluxe Work out with Jay

    Two private sessions with Jay, and two group classes of your choice. Also includes "Jakob" sports bag to haul all your sweaty clothes after working out. Workouts only in the Bay Area.

    2 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $500USD
    Wrap Party with Cast and Crew

    Hang out with the cast and crew as they celebrate the wrap of the film shoot aboard the Hornblower Sunday Sunset Cruise! Sail off from Pier 3 with the Cast and Crew as we toast to "Jakob" (One complementary alcoholic beverage included). Includes two general tickets to a local screening of "Jakob" this summer and a swag bag full of goodies. You will also receive your own copy of the final DVD with Key Cast and Crew's autographs before its available to the public. Available only in the Bay Area.

    1 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $650USD
    Exclusive Body Sculpting

    Six weeks of personalized coaching on nutrition, body design and work outs tailored to you with Jay Moore. Guaranteed to get you in shape for the summer! (includes Six one on one training sessions, three group classes and a Jakob workout kit which includes the Bunny T, Stainless Steel Water bottle, Sticker and Personalized thank you card) Workouts only in the Bay Area!

    0 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $750USD
    Producer Consultation

    Get two hour sessions each with Rebekah and Vivian and an additional follow up with Rebekah to discuss your film. They will get you started and provide you with development, marketing and communications advice to help spearhead your own project into fruition. Meetings can be arranged in person or streamlined virtually. Opportunities abound!

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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