The UK national grew up in Hong Kong. Jackel is currently based in Sweden for an artistic research film and media master programme in Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, his research area is about narratology in terms of perspective, with the application of immerse media.
Jackel is also a film festivals award winning filmmaker. His previous short fiction made in Hong Kong won the “Most Popular Microfilm” award from the “4th Microfilm (music) Production Support Scheme” Competition （微電影「創+作」⽀援計劃（⾳樂篇）, and “Best Editor”award at Parrot International Film Festival in India. His field experience includes indie filmmaking (mainly produced by his own company “Seities Visual”, commercial and corporate video productions in Hong Kong production hosue, and TV programme writing and production.
Jackel started his film career by writing film critic reviews and making videos. Later on, he went to Europe for MA filmmaking degree in Estonia, Czech and Sweden, and he gradually specialized in directing.He was also a two-times nominee in 2014 & 2016 from the well-known BAFTA scholarships competed with other candidates all over China regions. In 2013, he directed several short films in Italy and awarded the best picture in “Cinemadamare” film festival, which offered him a chance becoming “creative director” at Maltafilm production, so as to participate various considerable budget documentary and commercial in a highly professional environment. In 2015, Jackel returned to Hong Kong, and he has worked at TV Broadcasts Ltd, (TVB), Radio Television and Hong Kong (RTHK), responsible for programme production, development, and creative writing. Jackel keeps working for TV project as a freelancer afterward, for example, he is an editor of the TV travelling programme called “Wanderlust” for several episodes, which broadcasts in mainland China and TVB channel.
During his study period, he received governmental “DORA” funding to Sweden for film research studies, as well as scholarships from different institutions for various workshops and talent platform throughout Europe. His directed short films were selected in various international film festivals and broadcasted on air in various countries. With multi-national background influences, Jackel likes crossover style between east and west rather than restricting himself in a box of stereotype from any particular race or country.