The 2013 48Hours Peter Jackson Wild Card winners shot the film over 23 days. But, start to finish, the making took the group of frequently-broke friends upwards of six years.

The story of Jacob, a man whose life is stolen when he is inexplicably recast by a shadowy agency. When the actor who takes his place rekindles a long lost love, Jacob will do whatever it takes to fight for the role of his life.

Jake trailer

Jake will screen at Academy Cinemas, Auckland on Friday, 27 June; Wednesday, 2 July; and Saturday, 5 July.