Jimmy Kaufman

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Jimmy Kaufman
Born James Kaufman
(1949-04-01) April 1, 1949 (age 65)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Citizenship Canada
Occupation Film director, producer, actor, photograph, artist
Years active 1974–present

Jimmy Kaufman (also known as Jim Kaufman and James Kaufman) is a film director,[1] a photographer[2] and an artist[3] from Montreal, best known for directing the movies Time at the Top[4] and Whiskers,[5] and episodes of TV series like Stargate SG-1, The Hunger and The Outer Limits (1995 TV series). Kaufman's photography series evolves around North-American journeys, with an accent on his personal relations with nature.[6]

Career[edit]

Early experience[edit]

From 1971 to 1988, Kaufman was a line producer and an assistant director for movies like The Surrogate[7] in 1984, Children of a lesser God[8] in 1986, and Gothika[9] starring Halle Berry, later in 2003. His first big success was in 1990, when he had the idea for "A Star For Two", a romance movie.[10] He was still the assistant of Elliot Gould,[11] and on his way from New Hampshire to Boston, repatriating a Porsche for the shooting of a movie, he halted in front of a nursing home in order to help an old woman cross the street. As he tried to know more about this woman, the concept of A Star for Two started to sprout in his mind.[12] On the other side of the Manche, Christian Bel, an ex-stuntman converted to screen writing was taking a particular interest to the movies accorded to the golden age. When he decided to answer to the tender made from Kaufman, the movie finally took off.[13] The concept for A Star For Two was simple: a couple meets again after a forty-year separation. She (Lauren Bacall) manages a nursing home in France, and he (Anthony Quinn) is a gerontologist in the United States. The movie was shot in France, in Montreal and in New-York, and was a success before it was even shot.[14]

Associations[edit]

During his career, Kaufman worked with several renowned movie producers, directors, actors and writers. In the 1990s for instance, he worked with award-winning writer Duff Brenna to adapt her novel The Book of Mamie into a movie.[15]

Photography and Painting[edit]

Kaufman's art photography series tell the story of his philanthropic journeys around the world and road cruises around North America. H .[16]

Filmography[edit]

Cinema[edit]

Film Year Starring Genre Position Awards
Dracula 2000[17] 2000 Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer, Jonny Lee Miller Thriller, Adventure Second Unit Director
Gothika[18] 2003 Halle Berry Thriller First Assistant Director Choice Movie Actress - Drama/Action Adventure - Halle Berry

Television movies[edit]

Film Year Starring Genre Position Awards
Nightwaves[19] 2003 Sherilyn Fenn, David Nermann Romance Director
Nightmare Man[20] 1999 Lee Horsley, Charles Edwin Powell Thriller Director
Time at the Top[21] 1999 Timothy Busfield, Elisha Cuthbert Comedy Director Certificate of Merit–Finalist–Houston World Film Festival; In Competition–Cairo / St. Petersburg / Falstaff; The Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence
A Star for Two[22] 1991 Lauren Bacall, Anthony Quinn Romance Director
The Thriller[23] 1990 Yves Beneyton, Wayne Best, Peter Dvorsky Thriller Director
Moonlight Flight[24] 1988 Thriller Director
Shades of Love 1987 Catherine Colvey, Joseph Bottoms, Russell T. Gordon Romance Director

Television series[edit]

TV Series Episodes Year Starring Genre Position Awards
Charlie Jade The Power of Suggestion 2005 Jeffrey Pierce, Michael Filipowich Mystery Director
You Are Here 2005 Jeffrey Pierce, Michael Filipowich
Air Emergency[25] Helicopter Down 2003 Stephen Bogaert, Rene Anobis Documentary Director
Vampire High[26] Lost Weekend 2002 Jeff Roop, Meghan Ory Fantasy Director
The Huntress 2002 Jeff Roop, Meghan Ory
The Test 2002 Jeff Roop, Meghan Ory
Odd Man Out 2002 Jeff Roop, Meghan Ory
The Summoning 2001 Jeff Roop, Meghan Ory
What's Up Doc? 2001 Jeff Roop, Meghan Ory
The Outer Limits[27] Mindreacher 2001 Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider Thriller Director
The Vessel 2001 Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider
Final Appeal 2000 Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider
The Haven 1999 Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider
Donor 1999 Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider
Rite of Passage 1998 Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider
Caitlin's Way[28] Icicle 2001 Lindsay Felton, Cynthia Belliveau Drama Director
Truth or Dare 2000 Lindsay Felton, Cynthia Belliveau Drama
Big Wolf on Campus[29] Faltered States 2000 Danny Smith, Brandon Quinn Comedy, Horror Director
Fear and Loathing in Pleasantville 2000 Danny Smith, Brandon Quinn
Mind Over Merton 2000 Danny Smith, Brandon Quinn
101 Damnations 2000 Danny Smith, Brandon Quinn
Commie Dawkins 2000 Danny Smith, Brandon Quinn
Hello Nasty 2000 Danny Smith, Brandon Quinn
Time and Again 1999 Danny Smith, Brandon Quinn
Invisible Merton 1999 Danny Smith, Brandon Quinn
Emily of New Moon A Bill of Divorcement 2000 Martha MacIsaac, Sheila McCarthy Drama Director
Bred in the Bone 1999 Martha MacIsaac, Sheila McCarthy
The Return of Maida Flynn 1999 Martha MacIsaac, Sheila McCarthy
When the Bough Breaks 1998 Martha MacIsaac, Sheila McCarthy
A Child Shall Lead Them 1998 Martha MacIsaac, Sheila McCarthy
The New Addams Family[30] Lights, Camera, Addams!! 1999 Glenn Taranto, Ellie Harvie Comedy, Horror Director
Earth: Final Conflict[31] Heroes & Heartbreak 1999 Von Flores, Leni Parker Mystery Director
Poltergeist: The Legacy[32][33] Vendetta 1999 Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins Horror, Sci-Fi Director
Dream Lover 1998 Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins Horror, Sci-Fi
The Hunger[34] Footsteps 1998 Terence Stamp, David Bowie Horror Director
Stargate SG-1 Tin Man 1998 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks Sci-Fi Director Gemini Nomination
The Adventures of Sinbad[35] - 1996 Zen Gesner, George Buza Adventure Director
Due South I Coulda Been a Defendant 1997 Paul Gross, Callum Keith Rennie Drama, Comedy Director
Sirens[36] Color Blind 1995 A.J. Johnson, Liza Snyder Drama Director
The Passenger 1995 A.J. Johnson, Liza Snyder
Aftermath 1995 A.J. Johnson, Liza Snyder
Gambling on Love 1995 A.J. Johnson, Liza Snyder
Victims 1994 A.J. Johnson, Liza Snyder
The First Time 1994 A.J. Johnson, Liza Snyder
A Cop First 1994 A.J. Johnson, Liza Snyder
Chasing a Ghost 1994 A.J. Johnson, Liza Snyder
Urban Angel[37] Family Business 1992 Louis Ferreira, Vittorio Rossi Crime Director
Phoenix Rising: Part 1 1992 Louis Ferreira, Vittorio Rossi
Deadly Force 1992 Louis Ferreira, Vittorio Rossi
Phoenix Rising: Part 2 1992 Louis Ferreira, Vittorio Rossi
Haute tension[38] La mort en dédicace 1989 Alexandra Stewart, Yves Beneyton Thriller Director
Danger Bay[39] Chanda 1989 Donnelly Rhodes, Susan Walden Adventure, Family Director
My Secret Identity[40] - 1988 Jerry O'Connell, Marsha Moreau Sci-Fi Director

Video[edit]

Video Year Starring Genre Position Awards
Night of the Demons III Larry Day, Amelia Kinkade 1997 Thriller Director
Red Rain[41] 1993 Thriller Director
Shades of Love: Sincerely, Violet Simon MacCorkindale, Patricia Phillips 1987 Romance Director
Shades of Love: Lilac Dream Dack Rambo, Susan Almgren 1987 Romance Director

Producer[edit]

Film Year Genre Position Award
Race for the Bomb 1987 War Associate producer
The Peanut Butter Solution 1985 Comedy Line producer
Night Magic[42] 1985 Fantasy Producer
Tell Me That You Love Me 1983 Comedy Producer

Projects[edit]

Gallows Humor[edit]

Currently, Jimmy Kaufman is working on a movie called Gallows Humor, a horror trilogy written by Brendan King and meant to be produced as a franchise. The idea of Gallows Humor was born after the development deal Brendan King forged with veteran producer Paul Kurta.[43][44]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmy Kaufman at the Internet Movie Database, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0369251/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
  2. ^ Jimmy Kaufman at Galerie 203, Montreal; access date July 2nd 2014 - http://www.galerie203.com/#!jimmy-kaufman-english/cglb
  3. ^ Jimmy Kaufman at Galerie 203, Montreal; access date July 2nd 2014 - http://www.galerie203.com/#!jimmy-kaufman-english/cglb
  4. ^ Time at the Top at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ Play Back Online, Québec Scène - Kaufman and Castravelli; June 15, 1998, http://playbackonline.ca/1998/06/15/21904-19980615/ Accessed June 20th 2014.
  6. ^ Jimmy Kaufman at Galerie 203, Montreal; access date July 2nd 2014 - http://www.galerie203.com/#!jimmy-kaufman-english/cglb
  7. ^ Turner Classic Movies, Jimmy Kaufman - Assistant Director Section, Accessed 19/06/2014, http://games.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/1089957%7C0/Jim-Kaufman/filmography.html
  8. ^ Turner Classic Movies, Jimmy Kaufman - Assistant director section, Accessed 19/06/2014, http://games.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/1089957%7C0/Jim-Kaufman/filmography.html
  9. ^ Turner Classic Movies, Jimmy Kaufman - Assistant director section, Accessed 19/06/2014, http://games.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/1089957%7C0/Jim-Kaufman/filmography.html
  10. ^ Télérama N. 2112, July 4th, 1990, Leur Première Rencontre - Page 15; Column 2; Paragraph 1; by Marie-Elisabeth Rouchy.
  11. ^ Télérama N. 2112, July 4th, 1990, Leur Première Rencontre - Page 15; Column 2; Paragraph 1; by Marie-Elisabeth Rouchy
  12. ^ Télérama N. 2112, July 4th, 1990, Leur Première Rencontre - Page 15; Column 2; Paragraph 2; by Marie-Elisabeth Rouchy.
  13. ^ Télérama N. 2112, July 4th, 1990, Leur Première Rencontre - Page 15; Column 2; Paragraph 4; by Marie-Elisabeth Rouchy.
  14. ^ Télérama N. 2112, July 4th, 1990, Leur Première Rencontre - Page 15 and 16; by Marie-Elisabeth Rouchy, Accessed June 20th 2014.
  15. ^ Editor's Note - The New York Times Book Reviews, 7 January 1990, http://duffbrenna.com/reviewsmamie.aspx
  16. ^ Jimmy Kaufman at Galerie 203, Montreal; access date July 2nd 2014 - http://www.galerie203.com/#!jimmy-kaufman-english/cglb
  17. ^ Quebec Film Source Book; First Page, Jimmy Kaufman, Accessed June 20th 2014; http://www.quebecfilmsourcebook.com/doc/bctq/quebec-film-sourcebook2014/2013111901/130.html#130
  18. ^ Gothika at the Internet Movie Database; Second Unit Director or Assistant Director section.
  19. ^ Nightwaves at the Internet Movie Database
  20. ^ Nightmare Man at the Internet Movie Database
  21. ^ Time at the Top at the Internet Movie Database
  22. ^ A Star For Two at the Internet Movie Database
  23. ^ The Thriller at the Internet Movie Database
  24. ^ Moonlight Flight at the Internet Movie Database
  25. ^ Air Emergency at the Internet Movie Database
  26. ^ Vampire High Official Site, Jimmy Kaufman; http://www.vampirehigh.org/Jimmy%20Kaufman.html
  27. ^ The Outer Limits at the Internet Movie Database
  28. ^ Caitlin's Way - Icicle at the Internet Movie Database
  29. ^ Season 1, ep 12, 16; season 2, ep 9, 10, 17, 18
  30. ^ The New Adams Family - Lights, Camera, Adams!! at the Internet Movie Database
  31. ^ Earth: Final Conflict - Heroes and Heartbreak at the Internet Movie Database
  32. ^ Poltergeist: The Legacy - Vendetta at the Internet Movie Database
  33. ^ Poltergeist: The Legacy - Dream Lover at the Internet Movie Database
  34. ^ The Hunger, list of directors - http://www.ranker.com/list/list-of-the-hunger-directors/
  35. ^ Jim Kaufman; Jim Kaufman at the Internet Movie Database
  36. ^ Jim Kaufman; Jim Kaufman at the Internet Movie Database
  37. ^ Hollywood.com - Urban Angel Cast and Crew; http://www.hollywood.com/tv/55458710/urban-angel
  38. ^ Haute Tension, La Mort en Dédicasse at the Internet Movie Database
  39. ^ Danger Bay, Cast and Crew at the Internet Movie Database
  40. ^ My Secret Identity, Cast and Crew at the Internet Movie Database
  41. ^ Red Rain at the Internet Movie Database
  42. ^ Night Magic at the Internet Movie Database
  43. ^ Gallows Humor Website - http://www.gallowshumormovie.com/
  44. ^ Creative Screenwriting Magazine - People Section, April 2006.

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