Jack started working at the Gate Theatre under Artistic Director Stephen Daldry on shows such as Katie Mitchell's adaptation of Don Taylors Women of Troy. He also worked at the Bush Theatre on Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting with Ewan Bremner and Tracy Lett's Killer Joe with Michael Shannon. As an assistant and then a film editor, he worked on feature film trailers and TV spots for Stephen Speilberg's Jurrasic Park, Bernardo Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky, and Mike Leigh's Naked. He wrote and directed his first short film starring Idris Elba, at twenty-one. He joined Ridley Scott Associates and directed hundreds of commercials, corporate films, and short films directing actors such as Lenny Henry and Ian Holm. He has overseen creative and campaign direction for some of the world's major brands, NGOs, and political parties including Aviva PLC, Greenpeace UK, and the US theatrical releases of Oscar Nominated Short Films.
He has written, directed, shot, and edited documentaries for the BBC, Channel Four Television, CNBC, and E4 televisions' launch series "Modern Obsessions". As Tony Blair's personal filmmaker in the lead-up to the 2001 Election, working with Alistair Campbell and Trevor Beattie he helped New Labour win a second term in office, prior to the Iraq war. Jack's short film "Indigo" co-written with Oscar-nominated, Tom Bidwell, had its World Premiere at the 60th Berlinale winning Special Mention for the Crystal Bear 60th Berlinale and was selected for 12 other film festivals including Encounters.
Other awards include; Winner Audience Award Viral Video 2011 Berlin Short Film Festival, Best Media and Marketing campaign award 2006, 4 IVCA awards, and 3 New York Film Festival awards. Jack's award-winning work with Producer Kathleen Kennedy gave voice to Hollywood after the attacks of 9.11. The VWDARKSIDE campaign for Greenpeace became the most shared viral on earth in June 2011. Recent cinema projects include creating the short film "The Last Fishermen" which ran across UK cinemas and the Creative Direction for the Theatrical Release of the Oscar-Nominated Short Films across the USA. Jack also created the first-ever political viral campaign online. Clips from the series for the Green Party became cult downloads across the web. The Financial Times called the work "riveting".
Jack is also an actor, he trained with Scott Williams at the Impulse Company and the Actors Center, London. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, and television. He combines actor training with film work. Jack is now one of the UK's leading 'Acting for Camera' teachers in the UK. He set up The Youth Cinema Foundation in 2014 and he has worked with thousands of young actors and filmmakers across the UK. Jack has taught actors and acting teachers in training with The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, BA and MFA RADA BA(Hons)
Italia Conti BA (Hons) , Royal Central School of Speach and Drama (MA, MFA), Artist Rooms TATE, Hauser & Wirth, and he guest lectures with various universities across the UK.
Below is a project Jack taught with young people making a film response to Bill Viola's video artwork.
Below is a trailer for the Youth Cinema Foundation which Jack founded and ran from 2014-2020.