Jack Barry & Miryam Jacobi met at Toi Whakaari; New Zealand Drama School. Their kaupapa is to work as creative partners with clients to dream up ambitious and beautiful ways to solve their problems and tell their stories.
About Jack Barry
Jack doesn’t really believe in his star sign, but is always astounded when the Virgo horoscope is scarily accurate. Some his favourite films include The Pursuit of Happiness, Call Me By Your Name and anything shot by Roger Deakins (you’ll know his work).
Jack is an Auckland-based actor and filmmaker, graduating from Toi Whakaari in 2015. He has been the Director of Photography on a number of short films, including Do You Like Me Like This? , Gentlewoman, My Boyfriend and Today’s The Day (My Wedding Day), Disorder and the recent Toi Whakaari Mise En Scene project.
Jack is the co-founder of 2113 Creatives. With the company, Jack has jumped at opportunities to develop video content with companies including Air New Zealand, TVNZ and television series such as The Gulf and Breckman Rodeo. He has also worked as a Gaffer and LX assist on TVC’s for brands such as EcoStore and UberEats.
As an actor, Jack has appeared in AMC’s Making of the Mob: Chicago, Screentime NZ’s Pike River – The Long Wait, In A Flash, Shortland Street and The Luminaries. He also is an experienced Casting Assistant, working with Catch Casting and Miranda Rivers for a number of years.
About Miryam Jacobi
Miryam is a trained actor, experienced producer and filmmaker. Her body of work includes directing online advertising campaigns for much-loved Kiwi brands and charities, assisting on the screen adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s award-winning novel The Luminaries, creating a documentary about eating disorders now used in schools and specialist clinics around the world, casting for television commercials – and more.
In 2017 she co-founded 2113 Creatives with her partner Jack to use their technical skills and experience as professional artists to help organisations craft visual stories of meaning. As a producer and creative director, she loves telling stories which need to be heard, using the medium to challenge norms, create empathy and make you feel something.
Originally training as an actor at Toi Whakaari; NZ Drama School, Miryam graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. Her debut short film, Do You Like Me Like This?, was self-funded and premiered at the Show Me Shorts in 2017, followed by screenings at numerous international festivals. Miryam’s debut documentary, Disorder, was funded as part of Someday Stories 2018, receiving high praise worldwide from specialists, film critics and those who have lived with the mental illness. She recently directed a short film, Born Different, for inclusive performance company Touch Compass, which had its World Premiere at Galway Film Fleadh.
What’s in a name?
In the year 1995, a young family of three moved into a house in Papakura, South Auckland.
Many people came to this house; they would have tea and coffee, food and conversations.
It was often a place to rest their head.
They spoke of the incredible conversations they had. It was a place to work through problems, it gave them the courage to chase their dreams, and more often than not, they left feeling challenged.
Over the years, this little house transformed into a Whare Wananga (A place of higher learning).
The postal code for this house is 2113.
This is the house where Jack was raised.
This is the house where people grow.
This is the house where people challenge.
This is the house where people question.
This is the house where people risk.
This is the house where people believe.
This is why we are Two One One Three Creatives.