Ben Jacoby is a Canadian-born film director, writer and producer. He is best known for his work on the Netflix series "The Society" and the feature film "The Wannabe."
Jacoby was born in Toronto, Canada in 1983. He began his career in the film industry as an assistant to a producer, eventually working his way up to production assistant, executive assistant, and eventually production manager. In 2011, he directed his first film, "The Wannabe," which went on to win several awards including the International Jury Prize at the Independent Feature Film Market in New York City and the Special Jury Prize at the International Film Festival of India.
In 2013, Jacoby directed the television series "The Society," which aired on Netflix and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2017. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenagers in the fictional town of West Ham who are thrust into an alternate reality.
In 2016, Jacoby wrote and directed the feature film "The Good Daughter," starring Ellen Burstyn and Michelle Monaghan. The film was a critical success and was nominated for several awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama.
In 2017, Jacoby directed the television series "American Vandal," which was nominated for two Emmy Awards. He also wrote and directed the feature film "The Game Changers," which starred Kevin Spacey and was released in 2018.
Jacoby has continued to direct and write for television and film, including the television series "Tales from the Loop" and the feature film "The Secrets We Keep," which stars Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman.
Jacoby is an active member of the Directors Guild of Canada and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He is currently working on several projects, including the upcoming feature film "The Unseen," which is set to be released in 2021.