Jim is a published playwright and produced screenwriter. His journey into screenwriting started when he adapted his stage play Red Nose, Floppy Shoes for the screen. He went on to adapt his children’s picture book, a film titled The Music Box, for the screen. Both short films are set for release in Summer 2023. His work spans genres and he is a flexible writer who enjoys the collaborative filmmaking process, having worked with creative teams in the UK and the US. Jim has a thriller short in development, was recently hired to write a western, and his feature length biopic on Frances Burney titled First Drop of Rain has achieved success in screenplay festivals. Jim enjoys mentoring new writers and filmmakers.
First Drop of Rain Budget: $1M - $5M | Historical ⋄ Romance An insightful woman dreams of being a novelist, however, women’s writing is not taken seriously in 1777, so she must become as strong as the character she wrote to break barriers and publish her novel. Based on a true story.
Kansas City Kid Budget: $1M - $5M | Western A strapping American young man and a brave British teenage girl, both orphaned and homeless, manage to find each other amid the confusion and brutality of the rowdy West and fall in love. When the same renegade who murdered his parents strikes again by brutally killing her dear friend, a girl with Down Syndrome, he goes on a journey of revenge.
Red Nose, Floppy Shoes Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy An OCD father who has alienated his family through his fear of clowns finds a doctor who treats him for Clown syndrome so he may rebuild relationships with wife and daughter before he dies laughing.
The Music Box Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama ⋄ Family A girl with low self-esteem is gifted a magic music box that she believes makes her an amazing singer, but when the music box is broken, she discovers the magic music in her heart.
Shuffling Through High School Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance ⋄ Drama Dancer moves to a new school where he struggles with his identity and what the world of social media means for living a true and original life.
No Man's Property Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama ⋄ Action Enslaved nurse must rely upon her faith, medical knowledge and cunning to escape her abusive enslaver so that she may become a doctor and marry her childhood sweetheart. Inspired by a true story.
Look Alive Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror Terror reigns supreme at game night when you discover that you're the one being played.
Kansas City Jo Budget: $0 - $100K | Western A female gunslinger filled with regret for not being there to prevent the rape and murder of her disabled friend pursues her attackers to exact revenge but is always a moment too late, until today.
Double Knot Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance ⋄ Drama A boy with Down syndrome feels displaced when a sister arrives, but when he learns she has a physical disability, he becomes her big brother and helps her to adapt, even on her wedding day.
Watchmaker - Pilot episode: The Rose Budget: $100K - $1M | Action ⋄ Sci-fi Egyptian Queen, her wife and their nemesis are doomed to immortality. The lovers seek eternal happiness, but only two who solve the riddle of time will transcend and their nemesis gets closer with each lifetime.
Best Writing - Character Arc: Monkey Bread Tree Film Festival