Jake Squared


Jake Klein, 50, sets out to make a movie. He hires an actor to play himself and throws a big party. His idea is to shoot the heck out of it and see what he gets. But, everything spins out of control as different, unexpected people show up. Old loves are there. New loves are there. His dead father, his mother when she was young, his kids, his ex-wife. Even his younger selves, Jake at 40, Jake at 30 and Jake at 17, are there, too! And every one of them has tons of advice on how to fix his screwed up life. Jake’s head reels as he staggers through what’s either a mystical experience, a nervous breakdown… or both!



Jake Squared had its World Premiere at the Raindance International Film Festival in London and played successfully around the world.

“Hilarious and Mind-Boggling”
The Trash Bash (London)

“Hits all the Right Buttons!”
Critics Associated – London

“Premiered at Raindance to cheering audiences and rave reviews.” “An accomplished work impressively written and directed.” “Sweet, funny and often philosophical — hits all the right buttons.”
Flossie Topping, Critics Associated – London

“Great concept. Genuinely funny!” “A film Charlie Kaufman could have written!” “Shades of Woody Allen and Curb Your Enthusiasm!” “A soul-searching look at relationships consistently gone awry.” “Highly Recommended!”
David Ollerton, The London Film Review

“One of the smoothest actors in the world; Elias Koteas.” “A sweet and compelling story.”
Ollie Charles, Front Row Reviews

“People are being charmed by this film.” “Great concept. You won’t see another movie like this all year!” “Koteas is the driving force!”
Female First

“Elias Koteas goes meta in comedy Jake Squared”
The Guardian

“Admirably ambitious! Laudably inventive!”
Matthew Walsh, Cinehouse

“A warm-hearted comic fable about love, loss and midlife regret.” “The funny side of naval gazing narcissism.” “Glossy and Polished.”
Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter