The UK national grew up in Hong Kong, currently at a local production house as a video director for commercial and corporate video. Jackel started his film career by writing film critic reviews and making videos. Later on, he went to Europe for MA filmmaking degree in Estonia, Czech and Sweden, and he gradually specialized in directing.He was also a two-times nominee in 2014 & 2016 from the well-known BAFTA scholarships competed with other candidates all over China regions. In 2013, he directed several short films in Italy and awarded the best picture in “Cinemadamare” film festival, which offered him a chance becoming “creative director” at Maltafilm production, so as to participate various considerable budget documentary and commercial in a highly professional environment. In 2015, Jackel returned to Hong Kong, and he has worked at TV Broadcasts Ltd, (TVB), Radio Television and Hong Kong (RTHK), responsible for programme production, development, and creative writing.
Besides directing, Jackel sometimes would also be a producer or editor on his projects. During his study period, he received governmental “DORA” funding to Sweden for film research studies, as well as scholarships from different institutions for various workshops and talent platform throughout Europe. His directed short films were screened over ten international film festivals and broadcasted on air in various countries.
With multi-national background influences, Jackel likes crossover style between east and west rather than restricting himself in a box of stereotype from any particular race or country. Currently, he is dealing with couples of feature film
productions in a development stage.