Jim Field Smith is a director, writer and producer based in London.
He is currently producing and directing THE WRONG MANS, a new comedy thriller for the BBC and Hulu, written by and starring James Corden and Mathew Baynton. It also stars Emilia Fox, Benedict Wong, Nick Moran, Dawn French and Dougray Scott. It is due to premiere later in 2013.
Prior to that that Jim directed the second season of EPISODES for BBC / Showtime, receiving both BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.
In 2011 he completed his second feature film, the satirical comedy BUTTER for The Weinstein Company, starring Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011, and was released theatrically on Oct 5th, 2012. Previously, he directed his debut feature film, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE for Dreamworks/Paramount, which opened Spring 2010 worldwide.
Jim is currently developing several movies in the US, including a family adventure comedy for Paramount Pictures, which he created with long time collaborator George Kay. He is also developing a feature version of his and George’s short film “Where Have I Been All Your Life?” for Columbia Pictures. Back home in England, the pair of them are also steering an adaption of the novel “All Quiet on the Orient Express”, which Jim will direct.
Jim’s previous credits as a director include the acclaimed shorts “Goodbye to the Normals”, “Where Have I Been All Your Life?” and “Missing Moscow,” as well as several commercials for clients such as Cow & Gate, Heinz, Burger King, Smirnoff, Boots and MINI.
As a writer, he has scripted numerous TV shows, including the cult adult puppet show “Fur TV” for MTV, and two series of his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom “Deep Trouble”, which he also starred in. As an actor, he has appeared in several British TV comedy shows, including “Coupling,” “The Robinsons,” “My Life in Film” and “Snuffbox”, as well as countless commercials and voiceovers.
In a previous life, Jim wrote and performed with sketch group Dutch Elm Conservatoire, who were nominated for the Perrier Award in 2005 and staged sell-out shows in Edinburgh, the West End and a national tour.
Jim graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2001 with a degree in Politics and International Studies, which has been largely of no use whatsoever.
He is a member of the DGA and WGA.