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Clayton Jacobson
Born (1963-10-26) 26 October 1963 (age 58)
OccupationDirector, producer, writer, actor, editor
Years active1989 – present

Clayton Jacobson (born 26 October 1963) is an Australian film director, writer, producer, actor, musician and editor. His debut feature film was Kenny. Kenny was released in 2006 in Australia to critical acclaim, winning a number of awards.[1]

Jacobson has also acted in a number of films, including 2010's Animal Kingdom. He is the brother of Kenny actor Shane Jacobson. He also plays bass in the Appalachian folk band The Duck Downpickers.


Clayton Jacobson graduated from the Swinburne Film & TV School in the mid 80’s. He began his career editing music videos and features films. He then directed music videos, television commercials,[2] and short films until making his debut as a feature film director with Kenny in 2006.[3][4][5]



As director, producer, and writer

Year Film Type Credited as
Director Writer Producer
1994 EnvironMental Short Film Yes
2001 Tickler Short Film Yes Yes Yes
2002 I Love U Short Film Yes
2002 Tanaka Short Film Yes
2006 Kenny Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2008 Kenny's World Television Series Yes Yes
2009 Mordy Koots Web Series Yes Yes
2018 Brothers' Nest Feature Film Yes Yes
2019 Mr. Black Television Series Yes

As editor

Year Film Notes
1989 Houseboat Horror

As actor

Year Film Role
1988 Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand Repo Man
2001 Tickler Man
2003 Buried (short) Angus
2003 Ned Kelly Sullivan
2003 Roundabout (Short) Paramedic 1
2003 Take Away Waster 2
2005 The Illustrated Family Doctor Phil
2005 Blacktown Clayton
2006 The Water Diary (Short) Lunch Guest
2006 Kenny David Smyth
2008 8 Lunch Guest (segment "The Water Diary")
2010 Animal Kingdom Gus Emery
2017 Top of the Lake (Series 2 "China Girl") Adrian Butler
2018 Upgrade Manny
2018 Brothers' Nest Jeff
2019 Metro Sexual Bruce the Bikie

Awards and nominations


Kenny received several awards and nominations.[1]


  1. ^ a b Awards for Kenny at IMDb[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "Clayton Jacobson". Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Clayton Jacobson". Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Canon: Experimenting With Full HD Video - The Trainer". Archived from the original on 3 April 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Screen Australia - Former AFC -AustralianFilmsAndAwards - Australian Features 2006". 20 May 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  6. ^ Clayton Jacobson at IMDb
  7. ^ "Past Awards". AACTA. Retrieved 19 August 2018.