Jim Owen

Writer and director for film and television

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Biography

Jim Owen is a Sundance award-winning film-maker whose films have screened round the world at Cannes, SXSW, Athens, Florida, Munich, Soho Rushes and many more.

His films Meet Me Here and Class Of 2005 were selected for the Straight 8 Cannes Film Festival screening in 2004 and 2005, as well as Soho Rushes Festival and at numerous other festivals around the world, while his film Charlie & Me won the BBC Broadcast Film Competition in 2005.

Jim’s funny and twisted story-telling could be seen in full effect in his short films Green-Eyed Monster (2008) and Can We Talk? (2009). Can We Talk? had its international premiere at Sundance 2010 where it picked up an Honorable Mention in Short Film-making. Larry Charles, the director of Borat, Bruno and Curb Your Enthusiasm, described the film as: "Hysterically funny. Brilliant performances. Cuts so close to the bone that the laughs come at a price." The film was curated recently by Vice Magazine for its YouTube channel, which has 3.3m subscribers.

His commercials include spots for Ginger Joe, McVities, Comfort and Philips, and his latest series of shorts Panic Stations star Brett Goldstein, Ingrid Oliver, Reuben Johnson, Alistair Green and Rachel Stubbings and have been championed by Sarah Millican, Kerry Godliman, Andrew Collins and Alice Jones at The Independent.

Jim was chosen for the BFI’s Think Shoot Distribute Scheme in 2012. He is currently developing TV and feature film projects.

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TV

Director

Creator Jon Macqueen
 
BBC Studios for BBC3
 
Producer Gerald Strother
 

Comedy sketch show

BBC for BBC Two Scotland
 
Producer Gerald Strother
 

Sketch comedy series about the Scottish Independence Referendum

BBC for BBC Two Scotland
 

Film

Writer & Director

Producer Natalie Wetherell
Starring
  • Brett Goldstein
  • Ingrid Oliver
  • Alistair Green
  • Reuben Johnson
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    Short film series. The bit at the end of a first date when one of you panics.


     
    Can We Talk?
    Sundance Film Festival 2010 - Short Filmmaking Award: Honorable Mention
    Producer Jim Owen
    Starring
  • Sam Pamphilon
  • Rachel Stubbings
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    Vince gets way more than he bargains for when he dumps his girlfriend. Again. 

    Can We Talk? Won an Honourable Mention in Short Filmmaking at Sundance 2010.


     

    Director

    Producer Matthew Mulot
    Writer Rachel Stubbings
    Starring
  • Rachel Stubbings
  • Alexander Kirk
  • Joseph Attenborough
  •  
    When Molly's mother passes away, she returns home and uncovers a dark family secret.

     
    Producer Jim Owen
    Writer Rachel Stubbings
    Starring
  • Rachel Stubbings
  • Jamie Jones
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    Short film