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Jake Oleson is a New York-based filmmaker raised by two loving designers in New Jersey’s suburbs. Growing up he wrestled to choose between design, photography, music and painting. He found filmmaking as the union of all these interests and his most effective way to move others. He explores often overlooked stories — stories about people whose circumstances test the resilience of the human spirit. Jake has directed campaigns for brands such as Facebook, Airbnb, Gatorade, P&G and Rolling Stone among various others.

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