Jake Astbury is an artist, filmmaker and writer who trained at Central St Martins College of Art & Design graduating in 96, and holds an MA (Distinction) in Art Practice from Wrexham Glyndwr University. Jake’s creative practice spans over 28 years, within which time Jake has worked both as an industry professional and a practicing artist.
Jake’s work has been broadcast and exhibited in festivals and galleries worldwide, including: Channel Four Television; The Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, New York; Edinburgh International Film Festival; Oriel Sycharth Gallery, North Wales; Shortwave Cinema, London.
As a filmmaker, Jake has occupied a unique space as a key collaborator with other artists working in moving image, such as Linda Persson, and Noor Afsham Mirza & Brad Butler. In 2016 Jake was awarded the David Tinker Prize by Contemporary Arts Society Wales for his fine art screenplay proposal.