Jim is well known for his attention to detail, distinctive visual style and the importance of
sound within his work. He began his career as an editor working with such talents as
Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Johnathon Glazier and Jake Scott to name a few.
He first broke into music videos as the youngest editor in Soho cutting for bands such
as Jamiroquai, U2, Unkle, Blur and Radiohead, followed by commercials soon after and
in 2002 was awarded a D&AD Pencil for Outstanding Editing for Adidas. Jim has also
worked on features including the Elysian Fields sequences in Gladiator and the title
sequence for Hannibal.
On Sir Ridley Scott’s suggestion, Jim started directing and soon won the BBC New
Directors Award for his short film There Was a Man starring Jessica Hynes. He then
followed this up with his hard hitting spot for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
This film best showcases his position as a visual effects director with strong
performance and great visual style. It won a Yellow Pencil at the D&AD awards, Best
Crafted Commercial and Best Sound Direction at the British Television Advertising Craft
Awards. It combines intimate performance with powerful visuals, seamless effects and
flawless editing. To date he has worked in both capacities for such brands as Nike,
Adidas, Reebok, BMW, Volvo, Sony, Rolex, HSBC, Barclays Bank and many more,
winning numerous accolades.
In 2015 he directed his first feature called “Sword of Vengeance” starring Annabell
Wallis and Ed Skrein. Following that he was brought onboard by Scott Free to work on
the new television series Taboo, starring Tom Hardy as a Creative Consultant on the
post production to help deliver the visuals, editing, performances and sound in its very
own stylistic world.
Jim has also has just signed up to shoot his second feature film called A Meal in Winter,
set in Poland during WW2 which is due to start production early 2021 and recently
written two television projects, the first a Sci-fi series called Ascension Kode with Netflix
and a period drama named Fallen Kingdom which is currently with Scott Free.
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