Jake Hulse

Jake Hulse is one of the founding members of Happy Wasteland Studios, his screenplay “Jumpers and Cutters” was named a 2019 Page International Screenwriting Award Finalist, and he just wrapped on a short film entitled: Soot (to be released in the summer of 2020).

He wrote and directed Heroes Don't Come Home which was an official selection of the 2016 Dances with Films Festival.

He has been writing and directing films since his first claymation movies in middle school.  Jake started his filmmaking career at the concession counter of his local cineplex.  He’d begged them to let him be an usher, but he wasn’t old enough and the closest he ever got to working in the theatre was shelling out bags of popcorn in the main lobby.  A graduate of Northeastern University, he originally pursued a career in law enforcement, before switching gears to focus more squarely on his filmmaking career.  

He served as Director of Photography for Happy Wasteland’s first feature film, The Answer, directed by Wade Wofford, which was an official selection of the 2016 Canada International Film Festival.

You can check out Jake's landscape photography here, and follow him on twitter and instagram.