Rotterdam Lab

Maja Jacob

Maja was born in Warsaw, Poland. Her family fled the country due to growing concern of political upheaval during the early 1980s, and emigrated to South Africa, where Maja spent the next seven years of her life. During the 1980s, South Africa was shifting into a political revolution which prompted the family to once again move. Maja immigrated to Canada which she now calls home. She is a dual citizen of Poland and Canada. Maja has gained valuable hands-on experience by working on film sets and in post-production facilities. Her passion for filmmaking has shifted to directing and producing, breaking out with her first feature film In God I Trust which screened its World Premiere at the 2018 Whistler Film Festival. After a successful festival run, Maja signed a worldwide distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures and Game Theory Films. She is a Directors Guild of Canada member as a director and is currently in development for her feature films Motherland and Burtts Cove.

Maja Jacob Films – Canada

Maja Jacob Films is an independent production company in New Brunswick, Canada. Its main focus is to develop and produce narrative feature films and scripted television series with an emphasis on character driven stories and international appeal. The production company currently has several projects in development with Telefilm Canada and the New Brunswick Film Support Program.


Projects in development

Motherland by Maja Jacob (feature)

Burtts Cove by Maja Jacob (feature)


Released films

In God I Trust by Maja Jacob (feature)

Maja Jacob

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2023

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