Jim is an exciting visual effects director with strong performance and a great visual style. Trained as an editor, Jim began his career in music videos. He swiftly progressed into editing features and has a long list of credits, including the Elysian Fields sequences in Gladiator and the title sequence for Hannibal. He broke into commercials soon after and in 2001 was awarded a D&AD Pencil for Outstanding Editing on the Adidas campaign.
After a suggestion from Sir Ridley Scott, Jim started directing. Jim is known for his attention to detail, distinctive visual style and the importance of sound within his work. He won the BBC New Directors Award with his film There Was a Man starring Jessica Stevenson and in 2005 shot The Deal, a short film based on two men thrown together by fate, which featured Lord Of the Rings star Bernard Hill.
His hard-hitting charity spot for the Motor Neurone Disease Association won Best Crafted Commercial of 2009 and Best Sound Direction at the British Television Advertising Craft Awards as well as securing various nominations for Best Visual Effects, Best Editing, Best Direction at the BTA Craft, Clios, and Shark Awards. It combines intimate performance with powerful visuals, seamless effects and flawless editing. Other spots in the tele-communication and corporate category have seen him work on a much wider canvas, complete with sweeping landscapes, heavy CGI and a vibrant visual palette.