Jim Field Smith
|Jim Field Smith|
Jim Field Smith, April 6, 2007
20 February 1979 |
|Education||Wellington College, Berkshire
University of Birmingham
Jim Field Smith (born 20 February 1979) is an English film and television director, writer and producer.
In 2008, he directed his first full-length feature, She's Out of My League, a romantic comedy for US studio DreamWorks, starring Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve, filmed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was released in early 2010 worldwide by Paramount Pictures.
Field Smith also directed Butter, a satirical comedy written by Jason Micallef surrounding an Iowan butter sculpting championship, starring Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, and Ty Burrell that was released in 2012.
Field Smith is the director/producer of the 2013 BBC Two comedy-thriller The Wrong Mans written by James Corden, Mathew Baynton, and Tom Basden. The show, a co-production between BBC and Hulu, is about a pair of lowly office workers who become unwittingly embroiled in a deadly criminal conspiracy.
He has directed a number of commercials, including campaigns for Cow & Gate, Heinz, Burger King, Smirnoff, and MINI.
Jim was a member of the British sketch comedy group Dutch Elm Conservatoire, who were nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award for their show Conspiracy in August 2005. The show transferred to the West End, and toured the UK. The following year, the group returned for a third year to the Edinburgh fringe and subsequently the Belfast theatre festival with a show entitled "Prison".
He co-wrote and starred in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Deep Trouble with Ben Willbond. As an actor, he appeared in various British TV comedies such as Coupling, Snuffbox and My Life in Film, and numerous commercials both on screen and as a voiceover artist. He also wrote several episodes of the MTV puppet sitcom "Fur TV".
Field Smith is represented in the UK by United Agents (London), and in the US he is represented by William Morris Endeavor (LA) and managed by Underground Films (LA). He is represented as a commercials director in the US by Little Minx and in the UK by RSA Films. He is a member of the DGA and WGA.