Jim Shamoon

Jim Shamoon

Blue Sky Films

Producer in Nairobi, Kenya

About Jim

Been servicing/producing for 20 years. Worked with a lot of the big companies around the world and know how to make Africa easy. Handle 2 man teams and 400 crew teams. Specialist in East and Central Africa.


Name: Jim Shamoon

Lives in: Nairobi, Kenya

Company: Blue Sky Films

Occupation: Producer

Projects

  • The Good Lie

    The Good Lie (2014)
    Film by Philippe Falardeau (Drama) Producer Four Sudanese children are orphaned after their village is massacred in the Second Sudanese Civil War. Consequently, they make an arduous and dangerous trek through the plains, enduring hardship, death and sacrifice all the way until they reach safety in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Years later, these youths are among 3600 selected for resettlement in America, only to have the one girl among them sent to Boston, while the three boys must to make a new life in Kansas City. Together, these young men must adjust to an alien culture even as the emotional baggage of their past haunts them. However, these newcomers, and their new friends like employment counselor Carrie Davis, strive to understand each other in this new home, as they make peace with their histories in a challenge that will change all their lives. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • The Fifth Estate

    The Fifth Estate (2013)
    Film by Bill Condon (Biography, Drama and Thriller) Producer The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world's most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them? Written by DreamWorks Pictures

  • Sleepwalking in the Rift

    Sleepwalking in the Rift (2012)
    Film (short) by Cary Joji Fukunaga Miscellaneous Crew On her first visit to East Africa, a young woman crosses paths with the Ranger charged with being her guide. They have something in common and when they meet, a light within them both begins to flicker.

  • Un plan parfait

    Un plan parfait (2012)
    Film by Pascal Chaumeil (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew In Paris, Corinne "Coco" brings her chief Valérie to spend the Christmas Eve with her family. Valérie is depressed since she is newly divorced and Coco decides to tell the story of her sister Isabelle to Valérie to cheer her up. Isabelle is a dentist that has been living with and working in the same office of her boyfriend Pierre for ten years. When they decide to get married, Isabelle and Coco are worried about the family curse that every first marriage ends in divorce. Isabelle and Coco arrange a marriage for Isabelle with a student in Copenhagen so that she can immediately divorce to marry Pierre to live happily ever after. In the flight, Isabelle meets the inconvenient free-spirited tourism columnist Jean-Yves that is traveling to Kenya. When the student does not show up, Isabelle decides to travel to Kenya to marry Jean-Yves. She has the chance when they travel to visit a Masai people when they get married. Isabelle returns to Paris and when she goes to schedule her wedding with ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Captain of Nakara

    The Captain of Nakara (2012)
    Film by Bob Nyanja (Comedy and Romance) Producer Afraid of losing the woman of his dreams, Muntu, a small fry criminal, pretends to own a profitable market stall. His honest attempts to turn his lies into reality fail, due to the ubiquitous local corruption. Impersonated as "Captain of Nakara", wearing a stolen military uniform, Muntu manages to succeed in defending his rights, his happiness - and ends up elected as Kwetu's president! Written by Anonymous

  • I Am Slave

    I Am Slave (2010)
    Film by Gabriel Range (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Based on the real-life experiences of Mende Nazer,the story unfolds as twelve-year-old Malia,daughter of champion wrestler Bah,is abducted from her Sudanese village in the Nubar Mountains by pro-government Arab militia and sold into slavery to a woman in Khartoum,who beats her for touching her daughter. After six years she is sent to London,where her name is changed,but her miserable life of servitude continues. Her passport is taken and she is told that her father will die if she goes to the authorities. Fortunately she meets a sympathetic person who seems to offer her the hope of escape and reunion with Bah,back in Sudan. For all the film's optimism an end title states that there are around 5,000 'slave' workers currently in Britain. Written by don @ minifie-1

  • The First Grader

    The First Grader (2010)
    Film by Justin Chadwick (Biography and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Set in a mountain village in Kenya the film tells the remarkable true and uplifting story of a proud old Mau Mau veteran who is determined to seize his last chance to learn to read and write - and so ends up joining a class alongside six year-olds. Together he and his young teacher face fierce resistance, but ultimately they win through - and also find a new way of overcoming the burdens of the colonial past. Written by Unknown

  • Io, loro e Lara

    Io, loro e Lara (2009)
    Film by Carlo Verdone (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Father Carlo returns home after years spent in Africa in an humanitarian mission. Instead of getting the expected peace of mind with the help of his family, he'll face their problems: for instance, his father has married Olga a Moldavian woman much younger than him and Carlo's brother and sister are worried about the heritage or what's let of it. Written by Anonymous

  • The Constant Gardener

    The Constant Gardener (2005)
    Film by Fernando Meirelles (Drama, Mystery, Romance and Thriller) Producer In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined. Written by focus features

  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
    Film by Jan de Bont (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew Intrepid British archaeologist Lara Croft has made perhaps the most important archaeological discovery in history: an orb that leads to the mythical Pandora's Box. Unfortunately, the orb falls into the hands of Jonathan Reiss, an evil scientist who deals in killer viruses and hopes to sell the secrets of the box as the ultimate weapon. Recruited by British Intelligence to get the orb back from Reiss, Lara recruits Terry Sheridan, a British marine turned mercenary (and her former love interest) to help. The two embark on an adventure that spans continents in an attempt to regain the orb... Written by Gavin Nelson

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