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2021 MFA Writing for Performance alumni Jake Zuccolotto
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Jake Zuccolotto

About Jake

Jake is a writer and artist from the Western Suburbs of Sydney. He began a creative career in the visual arts after graduating from the National Art School in 2016, majoring in sculpture, and working towards creating installation work that represents the feelings that metropolitan areas provide. He’s contributed his woodworks to many group exhibitions and prizes, as well as becoming a mural painter and menu designer for cafés in Sydney, and becoming a contributing writer for KBS Magazine in 2018.

Soon, Jake’s passions lay elsewhere, as his love for horror/slasher movies and writing collided, and brought forth his application to NIDA. Through NIDA and beyond, Jake hopes to present authentic queer stories through the lens of horror within film and auditory storytelling.

NIDA Productions

The Final Boy

Assistant Writer
Ghost Lights

Other Productions


The Beat (short film)