Over 22 years Jim has sprinkled his storytelling craft across film, TV, web, radio, magazines and novels.
An international pioneer in online video, in 2005 he created ‘forget the rules’; the first comedy/drama series in the world to broadcast all episodes on TV, web and mobiles.
In 2010 Jim was ranked #30 in Encore Magazine's ‘Australian Film & TV Power-50’. He has also been recognised with nominations and awards in Cannes, Film Victoria and the Australian Writers Guild. Jim has attracted development and/or production funding for original projects from: Screen Australia, Film Victoria, Screen Tasmania and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.
His brand-caressed feelosophy has added spice to videos and TVCs for: Uniting Foster Care, Headspace, CGU Insurance, Ansell, Deakin University, Berri Juice, Australian Stroke Foundation, Elite Caravans, AGL Power.
Jim has been a regular speaker or mentor at digital media workshops & seminars for film schools, universities and government agencies across Australia; and was an official speaker in Cannes at MIPCOM 2007, MIPTV 2008 & 2009. He enjoyed stints as a storyliner on Neighbours, copywriter on Sale of The Century, and is a published songwriter (lyricist). Jim studied writing and production at AFTRS in Sydney in 1998 following a business and marketing background.
Awards & Nominations
Member Australian Writers Guild (AWG), APRA AMCOS & Romance Writers Aust.
Former Victorian Chapter Head, Screen Producers Australia (SPA)
Passion for Haigh's chocolate, Arsenal, Melbourne Victory and blueberry muffins
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