Jake Sherry signs with Backyard Productions

Jake Sherry

Jake Sherry

Renowned for his
work with people,
the director is
“on his way to
being a superstar,”
according to CMO
Roy Skillicorn

Backyard Productions is pleased to welcome NY-based Director Jake Sherry to its roster.

Recognized for his ability to tease out natural performances in both actors and real people, especially kids, Jake manages to capture the subject’s most unique mannerisms and characteristics.

These nuances of detail, and his relentless pursuit of authenticity, result in distinctively human on-camera moments that make his work stand out from the crowd.

Backyard’s CMO, Roy Skillicorn, sums it up this way: “Jake knows that the simplest concepts can be the most powerful, if you tell it right. The richness of his aesthetically beautiful film blends perfectly with genuine performances, engaging the viewer, drawing them deeper into the message or storyline. He is on his way to being a superstar.”



A college professor once told Jake, “Filmmaking is the most fun you can have with your clothes on…” Jake agreed and his work has since been featured in AdWeek, Splice Magazine, Billboard, and the New York Times.

His directing has taken him across Europe, Africa, and Asia — most recently to Vietnam to Direct Nick Jonas for Malibu Rum. Recent clients include Lincoln Motors, the Human Impacts Institute, L’Oreal, and Verizon.

“The industry is constantly evolving, so one of the things that drew me to Backyard is that Roy and the team are forever reinventing themselves and the company,” says Jake. “Backyard is a creative, collaborative, forward thinking entity that brings decades of experience to the table. They’re also a hell of a lot of fun to work with. I can’t wait to see what we build together.”

When not traveling on assignment, Jake spends his time between New York City and the Catskill Mountains with his wife and 2-year-old son, both of whom he adores.

About Backyard Productions
Backyard produces creative content for the best ad agencies and top brands in the world. From our headquarters in Culver City, CA, our team of talented directors and seasoned producers deliver a collaborative creative process that builds strong, happy client relationships. Backyard has always been considered the “Shangri-La of production”, delivering a thoroughly enjoyable experience, infused with engaging and dependable people with generous attitudes, while offering innovation and craftsmanship at the very highest levels. Managing Director Roy Skillicorn, veteran Executive Producers Kris Mathur and Emily Malito, together with the Backyard roster of talented, finely curated directors, welcome you to join us on your most important projects.