Hey, I'm Jim!

Chicago, Illinois

Filmmaker; allergic to crustaceans. One of Newcity's FILM 50 of 2016 and 2018. Library Hours currently at festivals worldwide!

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Sybaritic

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

SYBARITIC - "fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent"; Willie and Camille are just that...and they're dying for it.

85%

This project got the green light!

Blood, Sweat & Heels Teaser

Chicago Short
Comedy

Four millennial strippers fight for their ambitions while navigating an all too often hostile world of male fantasy in this dark comedy.

103%

This project got the green light!

I Don't Live Today

New York Feature
Drama, Experimental

On his last night in NYC, a struggling Black painter wanders the streets cutting off all ties he has to the morally hypocritical art world.

81%

This project got the green light!

CRSHD

New York Feature
Comedy, Teen

Three college freshman best friends chase their crushes the last night of school before summer break.

117%

This project got the green light!

Rendezvous in Chicago: Three Tales of Love in the Windy City

Chicago Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO is a short comedic feature comprised of three vignettes, each corresponding to the different phases of a relationship.

101%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

Only Strangers Sleep in my Bed

Middletown Short
Thriller

A young man cons a lonely woman into believing that he might be her long lost son only to find himself out of his depth.

102%

This project got the green light!

What Lies West

Santa Rosa Feature
Adventure, Drama

Two girls desperate to create their own adventure set out into the wilderness of California on a daring hike to the coast.

142%

This project got the green light!

Girl Talk

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Girl Talk follows Mia, as she explores the complications of intimacy, coming to a head when she meets an intriguing lesbian couple.

104%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

Make Out Party

Chicago Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Make Out Party is a queer high-style, no budget comedy of errors set against the colorful backdrop of the Chicago underground.

103%

This project got the green light!

Rigor Samsa Series - The Bastette Group

Los Angeles Series
Music, Experimental

All female creative team launches platform for collaboration starting with an experimental video series set to original music.

101%

This project got the green light!

Ghost Girl

New York Series
Comedy, Musical

Ghost Girl, Jess, navigates the afterlife and helps BFFL, Emma Leigh, through the 5 Stages of Grief with songs, snacks, sleepovers & more.

126%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts Justice in The New World Order

Chicago Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Lizz Winstead's band of Merry Pranksters defends reproductive rights in this documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ruth Leitman.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Empty

New York Short
Drama

Maura, a 10 year old girl, feels her mother, Patricia, drifting away. Maura takes the advice of a mysterious man to make Patricia happy.

82%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Soiled Doves

Los Angeles Series
Drama, Western

1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.

87%

This project got the green light!

Biophilia

Petaluma Short
Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.

103%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

Sell Your Body

New York Short
Comedy, Horror

A millennial horror story about dating apps.

139%

This project got the green light!

MIRL

New York Series
Comedy, Reality-TV

raw, real, scripted reality tv

100%

This project got the green light!

SOBER OCTAVES

Providence Short
Music, Experimental

An extended visual album following the journey of three young black men as they battle with societal conformity.

99%

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!

Lapsed

Los Angeles Series
Thriller, Drama

A politician who suffers from blackouts unravels the mystery behind her mother’s murder by dealing with fragmented memories & dark secrets.

100%

This project got the green light!

Library Hours: A New Film by Jim Vendiola

Chicago Short
Drama, Romance

A provocative, sex-positive, long-distance love story about books and bondage.

121%

This project got the green light!

OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles Series
Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Love in the Last Five Days

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Thriller

A dark comedy set at the outset of zombie apocalypse. How do you find a reason to live on when everything you love is slowly slipping away?

93%

This project got the green light!

Futureboy

New York Short
Comedy, Sci-Fi

Billy comes from the future to stop himself from inventing time travel. Nope. Now to convince a judge, his wife, and himself he's not crazy.

94%

This project got the green light!

Half the Picture

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

HALF THE PICTURE is a feature documentary about working women directors in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles Series
Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)

133%

This project got the green light!

Cleaner Daze

Santa Cruz Series
Drama, Transmedia

Jasmine, the new counselor at a Juvenile Drug Treatment Center, struggles to mentor a colorful crew of teenage drug addicts.

106%

This project got the green light!

Building the American Dream

Austin Feature
Documentary

In the deadliest state for construction, undocumented workers fight for reform of the Texas industry while under the threat of deportation.

93%

This project got the green light!

Wedlocked

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Satire

Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.

90%

This project got the green light!

Arcadia Bay

Portland Short
Mystery, Sci-Fi

A pair of military scientists discover they are living inside a simulation and set out to learn why.

132%

This project got the green light!

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