This is the story of a loner. Jim, 16, has no friends and is a bit weird. His childhood friend, Michael, has left him for the cooler crowd and Jim is pushed to the edge when his dog dies. Jim’s life changes dramatically when Dean moves next door. Dean is older, American and on the run. He has movie star good looks and is everything Jim would like to be. Dean offers Jim friendship, a makeover and lessons in how to be cool. Jim finally realises that he is being taken to the dark side. All Jim wants is for something exciting to happen. By the end he realises that his life was fine the way it was. And he is happy with fine. Just Jim is the directorial debut of Welsh actor Craig Roberts (Submarine).
Filming location / Set in: Maesycwmmer
Welsh writer / director: Craig Roberts
Supported by: Ffilm Cymru Wales
Production Company: Vox Pictures
Running time: 84 minutes
Format: Cinema, DVD
Date: 25th September 2015
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Just Jim was previewed for exhibitors at one of our Welsh Film Preview Days.
“Roberts is already a singular screen presence, and here acquits himself confidently behind the camera, handling the film’s shifting tones with nicely cracked off-kilter humour.” Mark Kermode, The Observer