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Talks on Creative Identity with Jacob Vergel

Hello readers! We are kicking off our first entry for Just TV youth spotlight with a talented filmmaker, Jacob Vergel.

JACOB VERGEL is a Filipino independent filmmaker who makes dance videos, music videos, commercials and short films. He started in high school taking the Tec-Voc broadcasting media arts program and graduating with a dual diploma. After graduating Jacob joined a multi-media youth program called Just TV working as a video apprentice creating various kinds of videos such as music videos, mini documentaries, and promotional videos for clients.

Within a year of filming experience, he became the in house videographer for Muse Dance Studio while still working independently building his own clientele.

In that time frame Jacob has worked with several local artists including: RUIZ, ILLA Musick, Andre Jeanson, J Kelz and Die Cute. He has also worked with Winnipeg’s best dancers in the community namely; Juan Salangsang, Anika Serrano, Stedroy Crump, Rylen Besler and Muse Dance Studios.

Jacob started off being a participant from our After School Leaders program way back in 2018. His talent caught the attention of many of our mentors and immediately took him in as one of our video apprentices.

Shortly after he was able to work his way up from participant to video instructor of the same program that he first started in! Talk about a full circle.