|Born||in San Francisco, California, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
Jake Pushinsky was born and raised in San Francisco. Son of critically acclaimed photographer Ted Pushinsky, Jake always knew he'd make his living in the visual arts. After attending Sonoma State University, he got his start in the film business as an assistant music editor on such studio films as Against the Ropes, The Rookie, and Uprising.
After meeting the punk rocker, turned Versace model, turned film director Dito Montiel, the two found themselves immersed in the idea of telling the autobiographical account of Dito's childhood in Astoria, NY in the 1980's, with Dito to direct and Jake to edit. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (starring Shia Labeouf, Robert Downey Jr., Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson), became the award winning Sundance hit of 2006, garnering the 'Best Ensemble Cast' award. Jake then went on to cut the hit Jazz documentary Chops, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Jake and Dito teamed up again later for Universal Focus' action film Fighting, starring Channing Tatum. Then things got really exciting for him when he landed the much-anticipated James Franco biopic Howl, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, about the life and art of controversial poet Allen Ginsburg, which was chosen out of hundreds of films to be the opening night film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Craig Mizrahi
|Amanda Denker Pushinsky||(15 March 2008 - present)|