J.J. Hackensack is a film director. He is known for such films as the Space Battle franchise.
Hackensack watched Thundercracker's biopic of Starscream and was impressed by his work. He contacted Thundercracker and asked if he would be interested in partnering for a new film, to which the former seeker enthusiastically agreed.
- J.J. Hackensack is a character from the Parker Brothers board game International Movie Maker.
- Hackensack's role as director of Space Battle is likely a play on famed film director J.J. Abrams, who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, though his physical appearance is based on that of original Star Wars director George Lucas.