Moving Image, 2005
Jake Mahaffy's self-produced, micro-budget shorts and features were made single-handedly, featuring untrained actors in rural settings. His films have screened in international venues such as Sundance, Venice (Orizzonti Best Film Prize), and SXSW (Grand Jury Prize).
He founded two new filmmaking programs at two universities as an Associate Professor of Film and Art in the United States and currently coordinates the Screen Production program at Auckland University in New Zealand.
Awards and Accomplishments
2015: Mahaffy’s Creative Capital supported project "Free in Deed" is awarded the Orizzonti Prize for Best Film at the 72nd Venice Biennale
2009: Mahaffy's Creative Capital supported project "Free in Deed" is invited to the Cannes Film Festival Atelier
2008: Mahaffy receives New England LEF Foundation grant
2008: Mahaffy receives SXSW Festival Grand Jury Award for _Wellness_
2007: Mahaffy receives Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship
2006: Mahaffy receives John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
2005: Mahaffy's script for "Free in Deed" is awarded the Sundance Institute's inaugural Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship.
2005: Mahaffy's Creative Capital project "Free in Deed" is accepted to the Sundance Institute's Summer Writer's Lab.
Free in Deed
"Free in Deed" is a feature-length fiction film about the troubles an intensely religious man faces while trying to miraculously heal …
Jan 22 – Feb 01, 2015
Four Creative Capital Artists at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah