Jacob Hickey (Australia)
Head of Factual
Blackfella Films

Jacob is an award-winning writer and producer, and is the Head of Factual at Blackfella Films.

Jacob started his career in BBC Current Affairs and Documentary and worked on many award-winning projects before moving to Australia. In 2013, Jacob joined Blackfella Films’ Melbourne office as Head of Factual. Throughout the course of his career, Jacob’s work has been recognised with numerous awards including AFI Awards, Logies, and Walkleys among others.

Jacob’s credits include features Inside the Firestorm, Deep Water: The Real Story, The Dark Emu Story and TV series Immigration Nation, Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta, Dirty Business – How Mining Made Australia, First Contact, Filthy Rich & Homeless, Addicted Australia, Books That Made Us, Our Law, The Australian Wars, First Weapons, Meet the Neighbours and Never Let Him Go.

Jacob is currently producing, with Darren Dale, the feature documentary Lessons from the Unknown for SBS.