Jim Field Smith
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|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 director, comedy writer, and actor.
Field Smith attended Wellington College, Berkshire, England from 1992 to 1997, and then went on to the University of Birmingham, from where he graduated in 2001. He worked in TV production for a couple of years before he and collaborator George Kay established their own production company, Idiotlamp Productions, based in London, England.
He was a member of the popular 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".
As a writer and performer, he has various credits on TV and radio. Amongst other things, he co-writes and stars in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Deep Trouble with Ben Willbond. He has appeared in various recent British TV comedies, and numerous commercials both on screen and as a voiceover artist. He also often crops up in the credits of comedy and entertainment shows as "writer" or "script editor". Most recently he wrote several episodes of the MTV puppet sitcom "Fur TV".
His initial credits as a film director include the shorts Where Have I Been All Your Life? (2007) and Goodbye to the Normals (2006), both produced by his company Idiotlamp Productions. He has directed a number of award-winning advertising campaigns, for clients such as Burger King, Smirnoff, AOL, MINI and Virgin.
Field Smith directed She's Out of My League, a romantic comedy for US studio Dreamworks, starring Jay Baruchel, which started shooting March 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA, wrapped at the end of May 2008, finished post-production later that year, and was released in early 2010 by Paramount Pictures.
Field Smith is the director and producer of the 2013 BBC Two comedy-thriller The Wrong Mans written by James Corden, Mathew Baynton and Tom Basden. The show is about a pair of lowly office workers who become unwittingly embroiled in a deadly criminal conspiracy.
Jim 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 UK and in the US by Little Minx.
- Official website
- United Agents – UK talent agent
- Paramount comedy short-cuts website
- Idiotlamp Productions Ltd