Evan Jacobs' interest in motion pictures dates back to his seventh birthday, when he received an 8mm Bell & Howell motion picture camera with which he produced many epic productions.
Aware that an understanding of the actor's craft would eventually serve him well as a director, Evan studied acting at South Coast Repertory's Young Conservatory program. Throughout his youth, Evan pursued an acting career, performing in local theater. He later would go on to study acting and directing at the acclaimed Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Seeking a formal overview of filmmaking, Jacobs attended Orange Coast College. He then ventured out to pursue his professional and artistic goals.
His first professional employment was as a production assistant at a leading Los Angeles visual effects company. He has since worked his way up through the trenches of visual effects production. His work can be seen in such projects as "OUTBREAK", "DROP ZONE", "THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER", and many commercials. Jacobs served as miniatures supervisor on the feature film "ED WOOD" and then in 1994, Evan Jacobs founded (along with his colleagues Jon Warren and Douglas Miller) the Los Angeles based visual effects company Vision Crew Unlimited.
At Vision Crew Unlimited, Jacobs acted as Executive Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor. Vision Crew contributed effects work to many feature films such as "THE MUMMY", "DINOSAUR", "ARMAGEDDON", "JACK FROST", "DANTE'S PEAK", "MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION" and "TITANIC". The company was also very active in the commercial market, providing effects for Mazda, Lexus, Dr. Pepper, Nissan, Jeep, Dodge, Toyota, and Coca-Cola to name but a few.
In 1998, Jacobs was nominated by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects for a Miniseries representing his company's contributions to HBO's "FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON".
In 2002, Jacobs and his partners closed Vision Crew to pursue other endeavors. Evan has focused his attention on directing since the shuttering the company, directing commercials and most recently, a short film called Off the Wall.
Jacobs also continues to work as visual effects supervisor on films such as "16 Blocks", "Silent Hill", "Hollywoodland" and "Resident Evil: Extinction."
Jacobs is an active member of the Visual Effects Society, a professional organization representing visual effects technicians at the top of their field.
Evan has spoken at industry conferences such as Post/LA and was an instructor for the Entertainment Studies Extension Program at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for three years.