Jake is an independent American filmmaker. In 2011 Oelman produced a concert documentary about the annual Electric Daisy Carnival, the largest electronic music festival in North America. The film, The EDC Experience, premiered nationwide as a part of NCM Fathom Events and is currently available on Netflix and iTunes. In 2012 Jake directed and produced the feature romantic comedy film Dear Sidewalk starring Joe Mazzello and Michelle Forbes which premiered at the Austin Film Festival and is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu.
In 2013 Jake raised over $26,000 on Kickstarter to start production on his latest feature film, Learning To See. The documentary film tells the story of his father Robert Oelman who has spent the last 10 years of his life scouring the rain forests of the Amazon, photographing and discovering rare insect species. The film premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. It’s played over a dozen film festivals picking up three audience awards for Best Feature Documentary in the process. It’ll be released worldwide early 2018.