Jacob Sloman is a native of Dallas, Texas, and a 2007 graduate of the Senior Fellows Honors Program of the Moody College of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film. While he has long been committed to filmmaking, and earned his degree with a concentration in screenwriting, Jacob also has a strong interest in photography. In 2004, he was one of five finalists in photography in the National YoungArts Foundation Competition. His main activity as a photographer has been in documentary and portrait work. 

 Jacob is fluent in Italian, Portuguese, French, and Spanish. He is also proficient in Norwegian and has command of a few other languages.