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.
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 led 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.
Sound interesting? We’d love to hear from you
About Jack Barry
Jack is a trained actor, director and cinematographer. There’s nothing he loves more than geeking out over how to use lighting rigs, camera equipment, script, and visual elements to bring a story beautifully to life.
After graduating from Toi Whakaari in 2015, Jack has appeared in SWEET TOOTH, THE LUMINARIES, PIKE RIVER, IN A FLASH, SHORTLAND STREET and THE WILDS – to name a few. He is an experienced Casting Assistant, working with Catch Casting and Miranda Rivers for a number of years.
As the co-founder of 2113 Creatives, Jack has developed video content with prominent Kiwi brands such as Air New Zealand. As a cinematographer, he has worked on a number of short films, music videos and commercial campaigns, alongside operating camera and working in the lighting teams for shows like BRECKMEN RODEO, POWER RANGERS, THE GULF and KURA.
About Miryam Jacobi
Miryam is an award-winning director, producer and writer. She trained at Toi Whakaari; NZ Drama School, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. Her body of work includes directing online advertising campaigns for much-loved Kiwi brands and charities, 2nd Unit directing on Amazon’s DON’T MAKE ME GO, assisting on the screen adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s award-winning THE LUMINARIES, creating a documentary about eating disorders now used in schools and specialist clinics around the world, casting for television commercials, and directing short films which have played at numerous international festivals.
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.
What’s in a name?
In the year of 1995, a young family of three moved into a house in South Auckland, in Papakura to be exact.
Many people came to this house, they would have tea and coffee, food and conversations.
Often it was a place to rest their head.
When it came time to leave the people visiting would not want to.
These people would speak of the incredible conversations they had, how they figured out their problems, that they are going to chase their dreams, and sometimes how they leave feeling more challenged.
This little house slowly, over the years 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 2113 Creatives.
If we can creative an environment with the people we work with where they can do all the above, then we are doing something right.