Jack Barry & Miryam Jacobi met at 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.
We’re two actors who met at Toi Whakaari and fell in love with the craft of storytelling. Up high, down low, straight through the middle – any angle we can work to talk directly to the heart and say things that matter.
Leap forward years of hard graft in the industry, establishing ourselves as artists, directors and producers have lead us to creating 2113 Creatives – a Tāmaki Makaurau-based production house specialising in cinematic and authentic documentary-style content.
We work by assembling a tight-knit crew of experts to respond to your briefs and work collaboratively with organisations, brands and individuals to help tell their story.
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What’s in a name?
2113 is the postcode of the house we learned to storytell. To come together. To ask questions. To take risks. It’s the kaupapa we create from and return to. It’s how we hold space to work to make moving, beautiful and authentic visual content.