Jakob Michal is a director and editor based in Berlin. His work ranges from documentary to fictional films, from commercials to music videos and illustrations. Since October 2023, he has been pursuing a degree in directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Feel free to contact him if you’d like to collaborate.

Selected Commercial Clients

Ferrero | P&G | LIDL | EDEKA | McDonalds | Montblanc | TESA | Miele | DuMont | Grohe | Kludi | NXP | Bechstein | Sonor | Hohner | Studio DWAS | Demodern | Deichkind | Wodka Gorbatschow | Michelob | Biogen | Wöhner | IT Cosmetics

Selected Film Festivals

  • Niedersachsen Filmklappe (1st prize)
  • Heide-Wendland Filmklappe (1st prize)


As a kid, Jakob spent way too much time on Youtube. Fortunately, watching silly videos eventually led to making silly videos. An especially silly music video short won two small awards and got him his first internship at the internationally acclaimed film production company The Marmalade.

At said company, Jakob edited his way from making-ofs to full scale TV commercials. He then went on to become an in-house director and cinematographer for guerilla-style low-budget projects as well as high-end campaigns. But don’t ask which are which…

In 2019 Jakob decided to become a freelancer and formed a directing and cinematography duo with his colleague and friend Jonathan Gustin. As „FLICK“ they create commercials, online media and music videos.

Since October 2023 Jakob studies directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF where he is currently working on his next fictional short film.