Jonathan JakubowiczFILMMAKER

Jonathan Jakubowicz is a NYFA Filmmaking graduate who attended in 1997. The Venezuelan native’s feature, Hands of Stone, stars Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, and Edgar Ramirez. The story surrounds Roberto Duran and his trainer Ray Arcel —two legends at the heart of the golden era of boxing, and what they went through to get to Duran’s battles with Sugar Ray Leonard.

Program Studied at NYFA: Filmmaking
Program Type: 4-Week Filmmaking
Year Attended/Graduated: 1997
Location: New York


NYFA Grad Directs “Hands of Stone” with Robert De Niro

NYFA Grad Directs “Hands of Stone” with Robert De Niro

Over the years, boxing films have provided the cinema with many dramatic elements that make for an award-winning film. Directors like Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, and David O’ Russell have showcased…

Director Jonathan Jakubowicz Takes Venezuela By Storm

Former New York Film Academy student Jonathan Jakubowicz, has seen a steady stream of success since graduating from our filmmaking workshop in New York City. Jakubowicz says, “The workshop I…