JFS directing StagJim Field Smith is a BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated director, writer and producer based in London. He is the co-founder, with George Kay, of the production company Idiotlamp.

He directed the major motion picture SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE for Dreamworks / Paramount, starring Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve, which opened worldwide in Spring 2010. Subsequently he directed the satirical comedy  BUTTER, starring Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2011 and went on to a theatrical release in 2012.

Jim co-created, wrote, produced and directed the BBC mini-series STAG.  Having produced and directed both seasons of THE WRONG MANS for BBC/Hulu, nominated for three BAFTAs and winning an RTS Award, he recently directed and executive produced the pilot for the show’s US remake, produced by Bad Robot for Showtime.  Jim is the originating director and executive producer of DEFENDING THE GUILTY (Big Talk for BBC), and also directed the original pilot for the forthcoming Channel 4 series HOME.

Jim’s short films include “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 The Grammys, Galaxy, Gerber, Cow & Gate and Heinz.

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.