klm since 2001
NFL | NCAA
THE GLOBAL FUND
IBM | FOX
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
WWE | 2K SPORTS
The Durst Organization
Owner and founder Matt Jacob is an award-winning director/producer based in New York City, with 20+ years of experience working with corporate clients such as Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo, Edelmen, Deloitte, Federal Reserve Bank, Chevron, and IBM.
Matty J, as he is sometimes known, grew up filming home videos on his parents' camcorder. Over those formative years he produced several unfunny comedy sketches and multiple confusing short films with his friends, all the while editing everything in-camera. During college, Matt was a musician who toured around the country with his group The Higher Concept, providing documentary coverage, music videos, and other content for the many emerging social media platforms. This provided Matt a platform to showcase his work and hone his production workflows.
Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Matt proceeded to turn his hobby into a business, gathering clients from the many artists and companies in his creative network. He became the Video Producer at New Swag City, an artist development firm focused on music and fashion events in NYC. There he produced branded content including commercials, event coverage, and documentary spotlights. This led him to Dunk360.com, where he became Video Content Director for the site and it’s sister page, WrassleRap. At Dunk360, Matt directed and produced daily news webisodes and special event coverage, including video series during NBA All-Star weekend, Agenda, and the Taste of the NFL events.
Several years ago, Matt took a position as Production Manager for Simba Productions in midtown NYC. In addition to handling all pre-production and production, he also acted as the Sales/Account Manager, pitching business and discussing production with entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and executives. While there, Simba was named Top 5 Crowdfunding Video Production Companies in the US, and Top 10 Production Companies in NYC.
Matt continued his journey at IDEAmachine, a corporate animation studio. After an incredible year on the sales floor, he was promoted to Head of Sales. There he was able to effect real change, all while maintaining and growing his book of business with companies such as Amazon, Verizon, Fox, and Starbucks.
Throughout the journey, Matt continued to operate under the Knot Lion Media banner, and he has compiled a sizable catalog of projects, on which he has worked in many differing capacities. This gives him a business knowledge and operational perspective that is crucial to operating seamlessly throughout a project. Let's get to work!
Knot Lion Media is a full-service media company, providing services including but not limited to:
scripts | storyboards | casting | scouting
directing | camera op | crew | lighting | audio | studio
editing | motion graphics | animation | voiceovers | music
retouching | rush production | white-labeling | cyclorama
MUA | teleprompter | RED | drones | stock footage
creative consulting | retainment | data transfer
marketing | engagement | branding | public relations
merchandising | promotions | conversions | website design