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Hey, I'm Jim!

Brooksville, Maine

I'm a screenwriter/filmmaker (who acts in his own stuff, so I suppose I'm an actor too) living in Downeast Maine with my wife and two daughters.

 

My first short, This Time It's Shopping, has been selected in 14 film festival and won awards from 5.

You can view it here (4-min long): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kjo-creLVk 

 

My romantic comedy screenplay, The Cult of Us, about two people falling in love as they try to rescure each other from their respective cult, was a Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinal script.

 

I am currently in pre-production for my dark-comedy, short film, Passive Aggressive Dads.

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Endless Light

Fairbanks • Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles • Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Brown With Blue

Atlanta • Short
Drama, Romance

A handyman & his girlfriend struggle with substance abuse to cope with their problems.

102%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland • Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

Sinked Up

Los Angeles • Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Two women started as roommates. Then they fell in love. A story told from behind the bathroom door.

102%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles • Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

Deforming Stillness

Austin • Series
Drama, Transmedia

Web series focused around people subjected to sexual harassment/assault and what forms in the silences.

80%

This project got the green light!

CA Shorts

San Francisco • Feature
Other, Shorts Program

The strongest magnet of all is the possibility of reinvention.

84%

This project got the green light!

Desolation Center

Los Angeles • Feature
Documentary, Music

The untold story of influential Reagan-era guerrilla punk and industrial desert happenings that still reverberate throughout our culture.

104%

This project got the green light!

Interiors

Middletown • Short
Drama, Thriller

In 1954, two mixed-race sisters must navigate their chances for survival in a rigid black-and-white world.

111%

This project got the green light!

PRESENT TIME: journal of a country monastery

Berkeley • Feature
Documentary, History

PRESENT TIME will be the first and last film about life inside the Abbey.

139%

This project got the green light!

FOR GINA

Los Angeles • Short
Drama

When 3 year old Sofia is diagnosed with cancer, the people who's lives she's touched must come to terms with love and loss.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Apple Tree

Portland • Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A closeted high school football player is forced to volunteer at a retirement community after getting in trouble with the law, where he form

82%

This project got the green light!

The Talk

New York • Short
Drama

When is it too soon to tell a child the truth?

123%

This project got the green light!

I Would Have Kissed You

Los Angeles • Series
Comedy, Drama

After college, Olivia and Mattie find the real world isn't all that it's cracked up to be. But maybe friendship can keep them afloat? Maybe?

100%

This project got the green light!

Meeting My Mom: The CrossFit Priest

Los Angeles • Short
Documentary

My formerly Jewish mom takes a road trip across the West meeting priests & visiting CrossFit gyms after being ordained a priest at age 60.

113%

This project got the green light!

King Ester

New York • Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.

105%

This project got the green light!

Echoes in Silence

New York • Short
Drama, Experimental

Six women who are a manifestation of 1 woman embark on a journey of truth & self-discovery whilst formulating a sisterhood along the way.

90%

This project got the green light!

Chrysalis

Los Angeles • Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

An astronaut trapped in cryo sleep on a damaged spacecraft uses a visceral childhood memory to break free from her coma and save her crew.

105%

This project got the green light!

You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles • Short
Comedy, Drama

A depressed man searches for meaning to stave off his own spontaneous combustion.

91%

This project got the green light!

Up on the Mountain

Port Townsend • Feature
Documentary

A documentary about Southeast Asian refugees, Latino immigrants, and rural Americans on a year-round migration to harvest wild mushrooms.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

Boston • Short
Documentary, News

From Maine to New Mexico, citizens rise for free and fair elections but face opposition from entrenched political interests.

86%

This project got the green light!

ABRUPTIO

Los Angeles • Feature
Horror, Thriller

A loner must uncover a sinister race of beings before the explosive they've implanted in his neck detonates.

81%

This project got the green light!

Swipe Left to Live

Long Beach • Feature
Horror

A mysterious entity pits several girls against each other on Halloween night by forcing them to play a murderous game through their phones.

119%

This project got the green light!

DRIVER 113

Los Angeles • Feature
Film-Noir, Thriller

While mapping America’s forgotten roads, a lonely StreetView driver fears he may have witnessed a murder on his cameras.

80%

This project got the green light!

Seed of Doubt

Rochester • Feature
Thriller

Melissa and Scott’s dream home turns into a nightmare when they take on new tenants to make ends meet.

80%

This project got the green light!

The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York • Feature
Horror, Other

Five chilling stories set in the same creepy NYC building, where dark forces bring about the manifestation of its residents' worst fears.

83%

This project got the green light!

What Daphne Saw

Los Angeles • Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the future, criminals are reprogrammed into silent, unquestioning servants.

94%

This project got the green light!

The Yellow Wallpaper Feature Film

Stockton • Feature
Thriller

Trapped in her solitude and held captive by her husband, Jane descends into a deepening depression as the walls close in around her.

131%

This project got the green light!

Doors

New York • Feature
Horror, Mystery

Four stories of four women who each encounter supernatural events that shatter their personal perceptions of reality.

110%

This project got the green light!

Alone

Whitefish • Feature
Horror, Thriller

A woman with crippling social anxiety is cursed; she cannot be alone for more than 2 minutes and 17 seconds or "They" will come for her.

81%

This project got the green light!

Maiden

New York • Feature
Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.

100%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York • Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver • Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

Locked Alone

New York • Feature
Thriller, Drama

Catherine, unwillingly locked in her new apartment, discovers hidden crimes behind an evil entity. Will she have any chances to survive?

83%

This project got the green light!

The Atticus McLaren Mysteries

Edinburgh • Series
Mystery, Drama

An autistic museum technician stumbles onto a mystery and we learn that sometimes finding the answer takes a different way of thinking.

100%

This project got the green light!

Dying to Run

New York • Feature
Documentary

A documentary following the lives of three athletes diagnosed with a debilitating rare disease.

111%

This project got the green light!

Summer Hill

Baltimore • Short
Drama

The teenagers of a rural town are confronted by the not-so-charming realities of their hometown on the eve of its annual beauty pageant.

82%

This project got the green light!

Watchdog

Seattle • Short
Crime, Film-Noir

An investigative reporter is on the trail of corruption which leads her to cross paths with her past and an ethical dilemma.

100%

This project got the green light!

One Bird at a Time

Portland • Series
Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.

105%

This project got the green light!

VOWS

New York • Series
Comedy, Drama

Two actresses from conservative immigrant backgrounds agree to a green card marriage hoping to pursue their very American passions.

106%

This project got the green light!

Or So the Story Goes: Knock Knock

Weehawken • Series
Horror, Thriller

Or So the Story Goes brings alive a new terrifying tale- a home invasion horror story based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'.

94%

This project got the green light!

Agent of Change

Los Angeles • Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.

100%

This project got the green light!

New Recruits

Fremont • Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th

88%

This project got the green light!

Cohabitation

Milwaukee • Feature
Drama, Thriller

While a former paramedic lives a low-key life to cope with PTSD, her new roommate has other plans, and a vendetta against medical personnel.

103%

This project got the green light!

In the Blue Hour

New York • Company
Drama, Experimental

What are we supposed to make of a life? A perfect hostess invites her friends to attend one last party - and you are invited!

101%

This project got the green light!

Speak Easy, B

Los Angeles • Short
LGBTQ, Experimental

Take a tender journey inside the desert of the mind, as B meditates on heartache, depression, and identity as a queer Asian woman.

114%

This project got the green light!

Wasteland

Los Angeles • Short
Comedy, Drama

A comedian rescues her estranged sister from being alone in LA and they fall apart together.

84%

This project got the green light!

Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill • Short
Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.

137%

This project got the green light!

Planet Earth Symphony Film

Saugerties • Feature
Experimental, Global Celebration

Sure, the planet is in peril but don't buy into doomsday. Humans become extraordinary problem solvers when properly motivated.

200%

This project got the green light!

Birth of Pleasure

Atlanta • Short
Drama, Experimental

Narrative dance-film which explores sensuality and modern issues around the female body, through a retelling of the Psyche and Cupid myth.

106%

This project got the green light!

People Like You

Los Angeles • Short
Drama, Thriller

The heir to a fortune returns to his family estate to find a corpse, a beautiful woman, and the keys to an empire that hangs in the balance.

102%

This project got the green light!

ROTTEN

Seattle • Short
Drama, Comedy

Forced to move from his home, an elderly widower must come to terms with his own identity, with the help of his vivacious best friend.

101%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York • Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

Karaoke People - A Documentary (Formerly: Tip The KJ - A Karaoke Movie)

Portland • Short
Documentary

Some people sing karaoke. Others are karaoke people. This is a story about why it matters.

81%

This project got the green light!

Hello World: The Film

Atlanta • Feature
Documentary, Other

Software is everywhere. But who makes it? This film will uncover this hidden army of coders who make our lives work.

115%

This project got the green light!

The Forgotten

Los Angeles • Short
Drama, Western

In the Old West, two women must defy the bigotry of their time to save an innocent life.

114%

This project got the green light!

Bye, Alicia

Los Angeles • Feature
Romantic Comedy, Comedy

Two quirky loners begin a romance off a dating app before it quickly descends into chaos thanks to a crazy ex-girlfriend named Alicia.

80%

This project got the green light!

Woke

New York • Series
Comedy, Drama

A racially mixed , outspoken actress in New York City constantly being told ‘no’ and offering herself a 'yes'

101%

This project got the green light!

Smoked

Los Angeles • Short
Comedy

A Postmates courrier's world is turned upside when she has to deliver bagels and lox to her old high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Mark

Atlanta • Feature
Comedy

Where we're going we don't need ropes...

85%

This project got the green light!

Pineapple 菠蘿

Hong Kong • Series
Teen, Drama

In Hong Kong, a group of teenagers struggle for cultural validation while planning a fashion show at their international high school.

81%

This project got the green light!

YAZIDI GENOCIDE FILM

Los Angeles • Feature
Drama, War

When ISIS turns a mountain into a massacre, who can you save?

97%

This project got the green light!

Phosphene

New York • Short
Drama, Fantasy

As drugs consume their lives, a homeless musician and an awkward office worker begin to experience magical symptoms.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Thin Green Line

Los Angeles • Feature
Documentary

The Trump administration wants to hire thousands of new Border Patrol agents, but has the agency left behind its shockingly violent past?

92%

This project got the green light!

39 1/2

San Francisco • Feature
Animation, Comedy

A comedy about a single female indie filmmaker who is pushing 40 and determined to have a baby before time runs out. Starring Beth Lisick.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Laser Effect

Baltimore • Festival
Drama, Sport

The story of Ty Laser, a high school star athlete, who struggles with the gravities of the past and the high expectations of the present.

107%

This project got the green light!

Are You Ok? Cause I'm OK.

New York • Short
Other

Would you take mushrooms with your mother?

104%

This project got the green light!

Dom na Marse

Los Angeles • Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A bipolar woman must choose: follow her wife to an unfamiliar planet led by a cold-blooded regime, or endure alone on a deteriorating Earth.

107%

This project got the green light!

Multiverse

New York • Short
Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Joanne gets a new perspective on a big life decision when she falls for Trudy, a vampire for whom all possible universes are reality.

122%

This project got the green light!

Hello Henry

Denton • Short
Comedy, Drama

A lonely man finds the love of his life when a married woman moves in next door. Together they hire a hitman to kill the abusive husband.

130%

This project got the green light!

KNIGHT WATCH - Sci-Fi/Horror Proof of Concept Short

Los Angeles • Short
Horror, Sci-Fi

An ambitious and reckless astronomer becomes obsessed with her husband’s secretive research of an ancient UFO.

102%

This project got the green light!

Park Slope Moms

New York • Series
Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.

111%

This project got the green light!

Conversations in Apartment 3A

New York • Series
Comedy

A comedic web series about two women in their late-20s facing the realities of living in New York City.

125%

This project got the green light!

Full Moon

Ellicott City • Short
Horror, Thriller

Four high school friends nearing the end of their senior year, encounter strange horrors one fateful night.

94%

This project got the green light!

Romance Analyst

New York • Feature
Comedy

A platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.

102%

This project got the green light!

On Story Project

Austin • Series
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

On Story shares passionate discussions about the creative process of storytelling to audiences worldwide for free.

81%

This project got the green light!

Relations

Los Angeles • Short
Comedy, Drama

Two cousins have conflicting views on a secret sexual encounter from their youth.

101%

This project got the green light!

Period

Austin • Short
Documentary

A documentary about the unheard needs of unheard women.

86%

This project got the green light!

I AM NOT ALONE

Hartford • Short
Documentary, LGBTQ

After a diagnosis of ALS, a man determines to clarify his relationships: with his family, his community, with life itself

93%

This project got the green light!

Patient

New York • Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Adrian Irons can recreate the symptoms of any disease, which he uses to train med students. But things get messy when the symptoms stick.

88%

This project got the green light!

SPIN - a short film

Los Angeles • Short
Action, Drama

When a once-optimistic college color guard captain must work as a sign spinner to make ends meet, she's forced to reconsider her life plan.

116%

This project got the green light!

The Unknown Country

Dallas • Feature
Adventure, Experimental

The discovery of a forgotten family photograph sends Isabella on a journey through the belly of America. In her solitary quest, she navigate

100%

This project got the green light!

Dawn of Hearts

Ashland • Feature
Documentary

A pulsing journey through human life, from before birth to beyond death, revealing our heart is not a pump, but the biggest mystery of life.

124%

This project got the green light!

Roots of Fire

Lafayette • Feature
Documentary, Music

The story behind a new generation of musicians keeping one of America’s last true cultures alive in the heart of Louisiana.

102%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles • Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

XJW | Coming Out of the Jehovah's Witness Religion

Denver • Series
Documentary, Global Celebration

XJW | Coming Out of the Jehovah's Witness Religion Documentary Series

136%

This project got the green light!

F1

Los Angeles • Feature
Comedy, Drama

An Iranian student’s F1 visa gets revoked, forcing a family friend to babysit her for a weekend of LA adventures before being deported.

80%

This project got the green light!

Michael And Michael Are Gay

Los Angeles • Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A satirical look at gay marriage through the eyes of two neurotic married misfits named Michael.

100%

This project got the green light!

Junie & Frank

New York • Short
Comedy, Family

Frank's granddaughter, Junie, won't answer his calls. So he fibs a little.

81%

This project got the green light!

Feral - A post-apocalyptic feature film

Denver • Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

"Boyhood meets The Road" - A post-apocalyptic tale of a boy trying to survive after the collapse of society.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul • Feature
Documentary

A documentary that highlights professional wrestler Perry Saturn's rise to fame and the consequences of it.

83%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin • Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

Aperture

New York • Short
Drama, Family

A grad student's life is turned upside down when he is named the guardian for his little cousin.

80%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston • Feature
Drama

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

101%

This project got the green light!

Stronger Than Pretty

New York • Feature
Drama, Romance

A young mother's "American Dream" turns into a living nightmare, until she listens to a voice she hadn't heard before; her own!

88%

This project got the green light!

Carbon

Metuchen • Feature
Drama, Science

Unable to accept her daughter's sudden death, Dr. Lauren Atwood, attempts to clone her deceased daughter and carry the clone to term.

106%

This project got the green light!

Swine Country: A Community Polluted Fighting For Change

Raleigh • Feature
Documentary

In eastern North Carolina, animals are sick, fish are dying, and people are fighting to make sure they aren't next.

111%

This project got the green light!

Mama Drama

Fairfield • Short
Comedy, Drama

A suburban mom has a falling out with her friends via text messages. It takes her 10-year-old daughter to remind of what really matters.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Boston • Short
Drama, Family

After the death of her baby sister, a 7-year-old girl, with the help of an imaginary friend, creates an extraordinary world to save her fami

100%

This project got the green light!

Architect Blues

Atlanta • Short
Drama, Other

A short film that explores the side hustle every black woman has that keeps her pockets empty.

91%

This project got the green light!

Closure

Los Angeles • Feature
Comedy, Film-Noir

Following her mother’s funeral, Nina flies to Los Angeles and navigates a bizarre mix of Angelenos as she searches for her missing sister.

103%

This project got the green light!

Hide and Seek

Washington • Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

An indie rock musician turned stay-at-home dad makes an impulsive wish, propelling him into an alternate reality.

130%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles • Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

EMIKO

Seattle • Short
Horror, Thriller

A kind caregiver watches over a deeply ill woman only to discover not everything appears as it seems and something far sinister lies within.

89%

This project got the green light!

Joanne

Brussels • Feature
Horror, Thriller

Joanne thinks she's normal; the Conspiracy knows better, she’s a bellwether. They kidnap her and find she's more than even she knew.

80%

This project got the green light!

EN MACHINA

Los Angeles • VR Experience
Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two inventors, Steve and Steve, create the world's first true artificial intelligence in their garage.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Benefits of Gusbandry

Portland • Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Love is so gay. One Woman, One Man, a lot of weed, a little crying and NO sexual attraction whatsoever. "Hilarious, irreverent.." - OUT.com

103%

This project got the green light!

Nyogon: together

Dissan • Feature
Documentary

Sometimes global change starts with local action.

102%

This project got the green light!

Groupers

Los Angeles • Feature
Comedy, Drama

A female grad student captures 2 homophobic males to be a part of a controversial experiment at the bottom of an empty pool.

112%

This project got the green light!

Thirsty Girl

Los Angeles • Short
Drama

A young woman is consumed with her obsession over LA's drought as a means to avoid the fact her mother is dying of cancer.

115%

This project got the green light!

Root For The Villain

New York • Series
Comedy, Drama

In a world where 1% of the population has superpowers, Lana is a young parole officer who works with nonviolent super-villains.

90%

This project got the green light!

Pieces Season 3 Web Series

New York • Series
Action, Drama

Pieces is about a group of girls from Brooklyn NY who discovers this secret world of Credit card scamming.

89%

This project got the green light!

HH

New York • Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Trapped in a strange facility, prisoners must solve puzzles and learn to trust each other while dealing with the virtual warden, a talking c

105%

This project got the green light!

Boys on the Inside

Seattle • Feature
Documentary

Boys on the Inside is a feature documentary about ‘boy’ culture in women’s prisons in Washington State.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Ties That Bind

Chapel Hill • Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

When the youngest sibling unexpectedly “gets real”, an uneasy yet courageous journey of transformation ensues for a Southern family.

103%

This project got the green light!

DUST: A Fairy Tale

New York • Series
Comedy, Drama

What would you give up, to grow up? A group of fallen fairies trade in their wings and pixie dust to become "real women" in New York City.

80%

This project got the green light!

Docket 32357

New York • Series
Drama

A high profile case gives Alex, a gifted lawyer, the rare opportunity to ascend to the elite in his profession and he is willing to achieve

80%

This project got the green light!

The Things We Do When We're Alone (feature)

Brooklyn • Feature
Comedy, Drama

what happens when you don't just love music, but live by it.

83%

This project got the green light!

El Migrante

Chula Vista • Short
Drama, Foreign Film

A young boy is forced to migrate out of the Mexican countryside into the city to work.

187%

This project got the green light!

The Sibling Code

• Short
Comedy

A hilarious comedy about a sister and brother who must come to consensus as they plan a funeral.

81%

This project got the green light!

Actress

• Feature
Documentary

A film about starring in the movie of your life.

100%

This project got the green light!

A New York Pair

New York • Short
Romantic Comedy

What happens when Molly and Charles must decide between ambition and love in New York City?

121%

This project got the green light!

FOG CITY

San Francisco • Short
Drama, Mystery

A solitary amateur ballplayer confronts an invisible past in plain view of a new teammate.

58%

This project got the green light!

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