Jake Hochendoner is an Emmy Award Winning video producer/director, cinematographer, documentarian and educator currently residing in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to producing, directing and shooting independent documentaries, Jake works as a freelance video producer with clients such as: Google, National Geographic, Barnes and Noble and various Northeast Ohio Non-profits.
Starting in October 2015, Jake became a StoryLens Fellow out of Oberlin College. During the course of one year, Jake worked as a Director, Editor, DP and Co-Producer on five original short documentary films about social issues in Northeast Ohio. The first film, 100 Second Chances was premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 2015. The film later screened at The ShortList Festival in Los Angeles and the Impugning Impunity: ALBA Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.
In 2016, the StoryLens film ALL IT TAKES, co-directed and co-produced by Jake, was an Official Selection in the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, a Jury Award Winner at the Black Maria Film Festival and a Bronze Award winner in the Spotlight Film Festival.
From 2012-2014, he held the positions of Media Production Supervisor and Facilities and Technical Coordinator for Oberlin College's Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman Cinema Studies Center for Media Education and Production.
Jake holds a B.A. in Cinema Studies and English from Oberlin College.
Jakob received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Fellowship is a program of the
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.