New Project - Eldred
My latest short film project, which is about the changing dynamics of friendship and home after you leave high school.
Written and Directed by Jack Sommer
Cinematography by Jack Sommer and Kevin De Los Santos
Camera Operation by Kevin De Los Santos
Original Score + Sound Mix by Soft Glas
Acting by Nick Mehedin, Solomon Elias, and Alberto De Los Santos
Editing + Color Correction by Jack Sommer
In 2008, I created my first website named Imagination Detonation. It was filled with my cartoons of two-headed ducks and early photographs. While still in high school, I started to shoot and edit my own video interviews with different artists for the site, and ended up doing over 50 interviews from 2010-12.
During college, I started an online publication called Ludique Magazine in January 2013. It began with a focus around mobile photography in particular and has since grew to include many different formats. I've done over 100 interviews for the magazine with photographers from around the world and have served as editor, curator, writer, photographer – wearing almost all hats for the magazine.
Studying abroad in London and Europe during 2014 made a strong impact on me. After graduating in 2015, I worked at Business Insider as a Visual Features Reporter. I had also worked previously at Animated Storyboards, Respect Magazine, and Sovrn State – the latter of which is a creative artist management company where I have been working again since the beginning of 2016 as a Design and Marketing Producer.
As a way to start a project around the interest in movies I’ve had since I was a kid, I created a website called Cinemisto in 2015 that allowed me to both study and highlight the most interesting cinematography from my favorite films. More recently, I have expanded the content to include interviews with creators of short films. In 2016, I co-hosted a talk show called Group Chat with three friends on Dash Radio. We recorded over a dozen episodes, each a couple of hours, and would talk about music, sports, and movies.
In the summer of 2016, I shot my first real narrative short film Highlands. This became a multimedia experience in the form of a website that had a mix of a screenplay with video clips. In the Fall of 2017, I shot my second narrative short film Eldred, which was released online (17 mins) in May 2018.
Launched in January 2013 around the world of mobile photography and Instagram, the publication has grown to feature conversations with over 100 photographers around the world about their work, life, and art.
Initially started as a project in 2015 around studying cinematography of my favorite films. It has now transitioned to showcasing select short films, as well as interviews with the creators behind them.
Ohtani Comes To America
A podcast about Shohei Ohtani's transition to Major League Baseball in 2018 after coming over from Japan. Hosted by myself and Kevin De Los Santos. The show is also the first of our podcast network, Something Baseball.
All film projects are produced under this banner. So far, these include Highlands (2017) and Eldred (2018). Yet to be named upcoming series or short likely coming later this year.
As a Designer and Marketing Producer, I create presentations for clients, develop strategies for marketing the artists, and research project ideas. SOVRN is an artist management and consulting agency who has worked with clients such as Red Bull, Google, and Panasonic.
Created original feature articles and interviews with subjects around the world as a Visual Features Reporter intern, often with photographers. Occasionally shot own photos on assignment around NYC, where the offices were based. Also co-ran the company's main Instagram accounts in its early stages and helped double its audience in a month.
Photographed concerts and conducted interviews for the music publication, sometimes also focusing on other forms of art in the features. Wrote content for online section of the publication on a daily basis throughout the internship.
Worked as an Organizational Assistant at the company's offices, gaining knowledge of the inner workings of a corporate studio with clients such as Budweiser, Pepsi, and The New York Jets.
A talk show I did with a few friends on Dash Radio, where we discussed everything from music to sports to movies. It aired every other week on Saturday mornings from 10am-12pm EST for over a dozen episodes in 2016.
Imagination Detonation / ID+
In October of 2008, I started a project called Imagination Detonation - later shortened to ID+, as a way to show my artwork to family and friends. After, it grew and served as the home of my portfolio until a decade later in 2018.