feature script - romantic comedy
When you’ve had two dream marriages, choosing your eternal soulmate in heaven is one hell of a dilemma.
TV_thriller_Film or_TV 4 x 1hr
When Yeren ZENG releases her highly controversial augmented reality game, K_DNAP, it unleashes a public frenzy, the kidnapping of a celebrity’s daughter and Zeng’s 15yo baby brother.
TV relationship comedy/drama 4 x 1hr
Music never judges us but it sometimes helps us question.
Creator, co-writer & co-producer
If you follow all the rules, you miss half the fun
Cheeky comedy/drama series
The first comedy/drama series in the world to broadcast all episodes on TV, online and mobiles. Wikipedia Article
FTR1 broadcast on Foxtel TV, 3-mobiles (Hutchison) & FTR website. FTR2 funded by Optus TV & Film Victoria. Broadcast on Foxtel & Optus TV, Optus Mobiles, You Tube & FTR.com
- FTR1 (2005): 39 x 3min eps, or 13 x 9min
- FTR2 (2007): 30 x 3min eps, or 6 x 15min
- watched by over 2-million people
- winner best interactive format MIPCOM 06 (Cannes)
- FTR2 writers nominated for 2008 AWGIE
- produced with the assistance of Film Victoria
Mordy Koots is the eagle of justice, defending the eggs of liberty, in the nest of freedom.
WW2 comedy webseries
Social media content producer/writer
SBS TV live comedy panel show covering the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
26 x half-hour shows over 32 nights. Supported by a 24/7 online and social media experience. Intense, a FIFA legal minefield, exhilarating…
The Australian Senate has just passed legislation which subsidises caravans into suburban backyards for the community assimilation of refugees and the end of detention centres. Helen Kapalos provides an exclusive report on this controversial government policy and discovers there are many benefits... or angles...
Writer/director: Jim Shomos
Not a visual masterpiece but I was happy with the story and performances
The first comedy/drama series in the world to broadcast all episodes on TV, online and mobiles.
FTR remains one of the most interactive narrative shows ever created
In most stories there are four character archetypes, in writer Mac's imagination there's anarchy... (a peak into the crazy stuff that goes on in a writer's mind)
Writers: Jim Shomos & Brendan Luno
Director: Jim Shomos
First directing gig. We never quite nailed the story on script or screen. I was delighted with performances by the ensemble cast ranging from no experience, theatre, and experienced film/TV. Plus DOP Bruce Phillips did a terrific job in a crazy 2-day schedule with no budget. Launched my pro-directing career in TVCs & corporate videos.
Jim creates a safe environment to throw ideas on the table and play with the possibilities... he then gently reigns in what works for his greater vision. But that space to explore and brainstorm is a big part of the joy of being an actor. Thank you, Jim!
Louise Crawford – Actor, one of the stars of Sidekick
I’ve consulted with a LOT of writers, and quite a few producers and studio executives. To find one who is good with story is a blessing. But to find someone like Jim Shomos who understands story, is hugely supportive of collaborators, AND is a highly skilled movie maker is very rare. Jim is simply a joy to work with.
Michael Hauge, Hollywood script consultant, lecturer, and author of best-sellers ‘Writing Screenplays That Sell’ and ‘Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds’: