The UK national grew up in Hong Kong, graduated of the master research program (The Art of Impact) at Stockholm University of the Arts. Jackel was a two-times nominee in 2014 & 2016 from the well-known BAFTA scholarships competed with other candidates all over China regions. From 2011 onward, he moved to Europe for filmmaking studies and as a freelancer taking part different kinds of audiovisual projects. In 2015, Jackel returned to Hong Kong and has worked at TV Broadcasts Ltd, (TVB), Radio Television and Hong Kong (RTHK). Then he set up his company "Seties Visual" for indie film work and commercial production.
His directed short films were screened over ten international film festivals and broadcasted on air in various countries. His first feature film (Falling Grief) is in post-production and expects to be released in Autumn 2020.
With multi-national background influences, Jackel likes crossover style between east and west rather than restricting himself in a box of stereotype from any particular race or country.