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  feature script - romantic comedy
When you’ve had two dream marriages, choosing your eternal soulmate in heaven is one hell of a dilemma.  

  • Quarterfinalist Shore Scripts (highest ranked rom-com)
  • Top-5 in Australian Writers Guild: Romantic Comedy competition (with The Rosie Project)
  • Developed with the assistance of Film Victoria

 


K_DNAP

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 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 bible created by Jim Shomos
  • zeitgeist themes
  • game and social media extension

More Text Than Sex

More Text Than Sex

More Text Than Sex

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TV relationship comedy/drama 4 x 1hr


  Music never judges us but it sometimes helps us question.


  • TV bible created by Jim Shomos (adapted from his novel)
  • Developed with the assistance of Film Victoria
  • Innovative cross-media & social elements

forget the rules

Santo, Sam & Ed's Cup Fever

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 Creator, co-writer & co-producer


If you follow all the rules, you miss half the fun

Cheeky comedy/drama series

Trailers below

 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

Santo, Sam & Ed's Cup Fever

Santo, Sam & Ed's Cup Fever

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Producer

 

Mordy Koots is the eagle of justice, defending the eggs of liberty, in the nest of freedom.

WW2 comedy webseries

 Mordy Koots Ep 1 - Us Against the Ships 


  • 10 x 4min episodes (2009)
  • 16-39yo male skewed
  • starring Shane Jacobson (Kenny, Oddball)
  • featuring world-first visual concept by writter/director Clayton Jacobson (Kenny)
  • launch broadcast partner for Australia: ninemsn
  • developed and produced with the assistance of Screen Australia

Santo, Sam & Ed's Cup Fever

Santo, Sam & Ed's Cup Fever

Santo, Sam & Ed's Cup Fever

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 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… 

 

From a standing start, within 32 days:

  • built SBS’s largest facebook community with over 31,000 fans
  • 750,000+ views on the You Tube channel – making it one of the top comedy channels in Australia
  • 1-million+ visits to social network extensions; including interactive competitions and viewer content
  • cross-promoted and featured fan content from facebook, You Tube and Twitter on the TV show

Caravans for Refugees - short film

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

Sidekick - short film

 

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

 

forget the rules - trailer

 The first comedy/drama series in the world to broadcast all episodes on TV, online and mobiles.  

forget the rules - Interactive TV promo

 FTR remains one of the most interactive narrative shows ever created

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  More original film, TV & online content  


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’: