Jim Field Smith is a BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated director, writer and producer based in London.
Most recently he directed, produced and co-wrote STAG, a black comedy thriller in three parts that he created with George Kay, and which they produced for the BBC in association with their own company Idiotlamp. It aired on BBC2 in early 2016 to great acclaim.
Prior to that, he directed and produced both seasons of THE WRONG MANS, for the BBC / Hulu. This ambitious comedy thriller was written by and starred James Corden and Mathew Baynton, receiving several BAFTA nominations including Best Scripted Comedy in 2015, and winning an RTS Award, amongst others.
In 2012/2013 directed the second season of EPISODES for BBC / Showtime, receiving both BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.
In 2008, Jim was hired by Dreamworks to direct his first feature film, the R-rated romantic comedy SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE for Dreamworks/Paramount, starring Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve, which opened Spring 2010 worldwide. He then went on to shoot his second feature, 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.
Jim’s previous credits as a director include the shorts “Goodbye to the Normals”, “Where Have I Been All Your Life?” and “Missing Moscow”.
He has directed numerous award-winning commercials in the UK, US and Europe for clients such as Galaxy, Gerber, Cow & Gate, Heinz, Burger King, Smirnoff, Boots and Mini.
His writing credits include the aforementioned STAG, co-written with George Kay; he contributed several episodes, co-written with Rufus Jones, to the cult adult puppet show FUR TV for MTV, and also wrote two series of his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom DEEP TROUBLE, which he co-created and performed with Ben Willbond. 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 numerous 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.
He is a member of the DGA, WGA and Directors UK.