(Director, Falling for Make Believe
has had a diversified directing career spanning theater, TV, and motion
pictures. Jim's feature film career started with the acclaimed
independent feature Trick
premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival in
Dramatic Competition. It was quickly acquired by Fine Line Features and
released in the summer of 1999 becoming Fine Line's highest-grossing
film of that year. Jim's studio directing debut, The Lizzie McGuire Movie
- a big-screen adaptation of the hit Disney Channel series starring
Teen Queen Hilary Duff - was a big box office success opening at number
two below Xmen its opening week.
His TV credits include episodes of So NoTORIous,
VH1's scripted comedy starring Tori Spelling and Zachary Quinto, and Grosse Pointe
, the Darren Star-produced comedy series that has become a cult favorite. Jim also directed the A&E feature Wedding Wars,
starring John Stamos and James Brolin, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. He recently directed and co-wrote Holiday Engagement
(Hallmark's highest rated Sunday night movie), starring Shelley Long, Bonnie Somerville, and Jordan Bridges, and last year's Holly's Holiday
(Lifetime) starring Claire Coffee and Ryan McPartlin. He will be directing the upcoming Last Chance Holiday
for MarVista later this year.
In theater, he recently directed David Dean Bottrell's sold-out runs of David Dean Bottrell Makes Love: A One Man Show
and David Dean Bottrell is Working,
John Cantwell's Connie Loves Juice,
Richard Tanner's Small Parts,
and at the Bootleg Theater, the world premiere of Gary Lennon's The Interlopers.
At the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Jim staged Clinton Leupp's Miss Coco Peru's Universe
and Miss Coco Peru's Glorious Wounds …She's Damaged
at the Renberg Theater (GLAAD Award Nomination).
His New York credits include Tom O'Leary's Breath, Blood Orgy Of The Carnival Queens
(co-written with Robin Carrigan), James C. Kantor's Christmas On Hell Island
, and Chorus Girls On Mars. JimFallFilms.com