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After the success of Life in Death, Rowan was commissioned by Hear First Productions to write a podcast play for their anthology series.
Immersed in the world of a fictitious meditation app, Jacobs invites the listener to directly experience a dystopian future where human sensation is digitalised.
Released January 2019.
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Opening at the Camden Fringe 2018, Life in Death followed Wallace and Mary as they try to work through their differences an hour before he is hanged for murder.
“A unique and compelling plot” ★★★★☆ North West End
“There’s no place for anything other than complete surrender to it”
A play set in the smoking area of a psychiatric hospital. It premiered at the Camden Fringe 2017.
"Under Rowan Jacobs’ sharp direction, the cast of Serotonin are heartbreakingly real" ★★★★☆ Miro Magazine
"This production is a signpost for a collection of bright new lights on the theatrical landscape" ★★★★☆ London Theatre
A music video for Berlin-based metal band Edge of Ever, directed in 2016 by Rowan Jacobs and Adam Robinson.
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This documentary, commissioned by the Heritage Lottery Fund, follows a small theatre company as they research the Essex coastline, with a view to reviving its lost culture.
A feature film written and directed by Rowan, The Silver Kings follows three young friends as they spend their last summer together. It discusses themes of self, drugs, and violence.
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A documentary showing female activists trying to break barriers in Nepal's patriarchal society. Rowan acted as co-cinematographer.
Premiered at the 2015 London Feminist Film Festival
As featured in VICE