Jim Owen

Writer and director for film and television

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Biography

Jim’s work has screened at Sundance (his short film Can We Talk? won an Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking in 2010), SXSW and the BFI’s London Comedy Film Festival, among many others. His work has been featured by Wholphin, Short Of The Week and Vice. 

In 2017, Jim directed BBC3 Comedy Feed, Hailmakers, for BBC Studios, after previously directing the BBC2 sketch shows Sketchland and What’s Funny About The Indyref?, for BBC Comedy in Scotland. In 2015 he directed 2nd Unit on Sky 1’s comedy drama Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death starring Ashley Jenson, for Mammoth Screen.  

His commercials work includes a three-spot campaign for Royal Mail (M&C Saatchi, 2017) a film starring Seann Walsh for The Big Issue (Saatchi & Saatchi, 2016) and a commercial for Denplan featuring Spencer Jones (Brothers & Sisters, 2015).  He has also directed funny commercials for brands including Subway, Huawei, McVities, Cheerios, Philips and Comfort.   

His 2014 short film series, Panic Stations, featured Brett Goldstein, Ingrid Oliver, Alistair Green and Rachel Stubbings, and was championed by Andrew Collins, and The Independent's Alice Jones, and he directed the 2015 Kooples campaign parody The Wankers, written by and starring Diane Morgan & Alistair Green.  

He is currently developing a feature film and further TV projects.

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TV

Director

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
 
Creator Jon Macqueen
 
BBC Studios for BBC3
 

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