Jacob Gunther

filmmaker/writer/producer/director | New York , USA

I am 32 years old native New Yorker who grew up in the NYC Foster Care System. I was 4 years old when I and my older brother was separated from our entire fam ily and placed in an abusive foster home. At the time of our removal I was aware of my 5 older brothers, 1 younger brother, and 3 older sisters. About a decade later my foster parents died and my brother and I reunited with our biological family. Thats when I discovered that 3 of my sisters and 2 of my brothers were from my father's marriage prior to marrying my mother. I discovered I have additional brothers and sisters my mother gave birth to while I was not in her care. I have since reunited with all of my brothers and sister except the younger brother Destiny Gittens who I remember at the time of our removal. This Documentary is an attempt to locate him.


After aging out of the foster care system at the age of 21, I attended Borough of Manhattan Community College for 2 years, majoring in Computer Science. Although I would have to drop out for financial difficulties I gained a wealth of technology related knowledge and found my place in the corporate world. From 1997 to 2004 I worked with a number of technology firms, the last being B&h Photo Video, in New York where I gained a wealth of Post- Production experience by providing consultation and detailed demonstrations with various post-production editing systems and software, such as: Avid Xpress DV, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere. I also provided VAR sales support for various post-production solution providers, such as: Apple, Avid, Canopus, Newtek Video Toaster, and DPS Velocity series. After my 4 year tenure with B&H Photo Video I went on to become a freelance film-maker, just recently I have completed a six-month documentary film making course with the Digital Film Academy in New York where I created the trailer for this Documentary.

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Documentaries by Jacob

Genre: FAMILY, Growing up in Foster Care
Our Destiny The Story of My Family’s Journey through the New York City Foster Care System,..... View project