Jacob Kader is a writer, director, and producer. He received his MFA from Columbia University.
He is the co-writer of Abe, World Premiering at Sundance 2019 in the Kids Section.
He made his Off-Broadway debut as Co-Author of Food and Fadwa at New York Theater Workshop in 2012. The play has been translated into Arabic and has been produced or had a staged reading in Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Iowa, and Minneapolis.
His feature script Small Victories was selected for the Jordan Film Commission/Sundance Institute RAWI Screenwriting Lab in 2009. His short thesis film, Quarter Magic, premiered at the 2011 Twin Cities Arab Film Festival. His projects have received support and development grants from The Jerome, Edgerton, and Robert Sterling Clark Foundations.
He started out as a production assistant on commercials and indie films and can still navigate NYC in a cube truck. Jacob lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.