Jake Banks found his calling early on at school as he began painting and mixed media filmmaking. Jake’s unique aesthetic and manifold talents, including direction, design VFX and animation, stem from his background as a fine artist.

After years working at studios such as Fuel and BNS, Jake, with EP Matthew Marquis, founded Stardust, the award winning, full service commercial production company where he served as both owner and director. After nearly a decade at the helm, Jake moved on from Stardust to focus on directing. Seeing yet another opportunity to fuse his experience with like minded peers, Jake joined forces with EP Matthew Marquis and VFX CD Guillaume Marien to form Golden - a new take on the studio model where the live action, design, animation, and VFX pipeline are all truly integrated.