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Jake Elsas

In 1991, Jake — an aspiring young actor from Atlanta — moved to Portland, Oregon, where he soon discovered a love for filmmaking. While honing his skills at the Northwest Film Center’s School of Film, he recognized that he had a particular interest in short films and in 1997 began producing under the Seven-Minute Cinemas name.

Jake’s desire to learn more about the art of film and video led him to Los Angeles, where — in 2000 — he received a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. He currently resides in Santa Monica and operates 7MC from a small office in Mar Vista.

In addition to being a producer, director, writer, videographer and film/video editor, Jake continues to act regularly on stages around Los Angeles. He also offers his ongoing technical support to the site-specific theatre group Moveable Piece, which produces monthly readings and performances.

[Jake Elsas Production Résumé]

Sony HVR-Z5U 450

Equipment and Software

Operating from a studio in Los Angeles (Mar Vista area), Seven-Minute Cinemas is already equipped to provide a number of production and post-production services “in house.” And with almost two decades of experience, 7MC’s out-of-house network is vast. No need to spend valuable time seeking out vendors and resources: 7MC will do the work for you.

For a list of primary in-house equipment and software, please click on the following link:

[7MC Equipment Inventory]


Seven-Minute Cinemas’ techniques offer superior results for a relatively low price. In addition, 7MC is willing to work “within your budget.” In other words, the indicated rates simply lay a fiscal foundation — final quotes will depend greatly on each individual project’s needs and a client’s financial situation.