Indie Trailer Sunday: Crazy, Weird Genetics Sci-Fi Movie 'JIM'
I just stumbled across this trailer last night on Apple and it is so frickin' weird and entirely crazy in every sense (and every scene) that I just had to feature it as today's indie trailer. The film is titled JIM, directed by Jeremy Morris-Burke, and has kind of an elaborate, expansive plot that I can't really explain… But I can tell you it's a sci-fi flick with some genetic research elements and other wacky things. One of the storylines (the other being set in the future) is about a guy who decides to go to a bio-tech firm with his dead wife's eggs to try and create an heir. And that's just the start. Let the trailer build, it goes to some very odd places.
Watch the official trailer for Jeremy Morris-Burke's JIM:
Trapped in the midst of a lonely, unraveling life, Jim is forced to make important decisions under extreme duress. Being only human, he needs to be sure his life means something and decides to spend everything on securing his legacy at Lorigen, a company offering social and economic security via genetic enhancement.
JIM was both written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker Jeremy Morris-Burke, an NYU graduate and former theatrical lightning designer who also did his own cinematography and editing on the film. This never played at any film festivals, but JIM will be hitting very limited theaters thanks to Area23a starting on October 8th. For more info on the film and release details, visit the official website at: jimthefilm.com.
Reader Feedback - 32 Comments
Jeff Spicoli on Sep 19, 2010
deadpool72 on Sep 19, 2010
Worst movie of 2011 nominee.
Connor on Sep 19, 2010
interesting title, I think I 'd like to see it.
chlordane on Sep 19, 2010
It didn't look bad for a first time feature filmmaker but it did look a little cheap.
Eli on Sep 19, 2010
What a weird trailer.
LINKFX on Sep 19, 2010
What about the QR code on the title?
Max on Sep 19, 2010
one on Sep 19, 2010
QR goes to http://www.jimthefilm.com
Trin on Sep 19, 2010
i think it looks good for a first-time filmaker/writer.......... a definite rent.
beavis on Sep 19, 2010
#6 said it all.
Outlaw on Sep 19, 2010
Sci-Fi channel movie? This looks pretty B if you ask me.
Vet4Peace on Sep 19, 2010
what the heck did i just watch??
leinergroove on Sep 19, 2010
Bit Outer Limits looking. Watch on telly methinks.
Crapola on Sep 19, 2010
Looks like an afternoon rerun episode of a defunct series on the SPACE channel.
Louis on Sep 19, 2010
WTF was that?! its like they put two movies into the same trailer!
Ray on Sep 19, 2010
# 16 Exactly. The first half actually looked promising, but the second was just bizarre and cheap.
yep on Sep 19, 2010
This could have looked alot better with a "film-filter" in common editing programs/suites like Adobe after effects. But, even with the "low" quality we see in the trailer, it could be a good film. Maybe a remake/reshoot will come in 2 years time? 🙂
David Banner on Sep 19, 2010
looks like major CRAP
DaftPUNKFAN on Sep 19, 2010
That doesn't look good... at all!
Gab on Sep 19, 2010
I think it looks pretty promising. Especially from a first time film-maker and recent college grad. Seriously, what did you do in your senior year of college?
Scotty97 on Sep 19, 2010
Huh? Like #16 said, looks like two movies rolled into one trailer. The second half didn't make any sense at all. No coherency in the editing of this, unfortunately.
what? on Sep 20, 2010
What the hell did I just watch?
Cruzer on Sep 20, 2010
bold and the beautiful meets splice. without the double hybrid rape.
guvna on Sep 20, 2010
looks cheaply made like something you'd seen on the syfy channel.
GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAAA on Sep 20, 2010
looks very cheap...looks like the outer limits made a movie
trey m on Sep 20, 2010
This looks like a college movie student trailer.
Chad on Sep 20, 2010
that looks like a student film.. the effects were horrible.. terrible matte paintings and no sence of lighting at all
jaja on Sep 20, 2010
Trailer music in the beginning sounds like a ripoff of the inception trailer music
movie buff on Sep 21, 2010
This trailer does not inspire me to see this.
arjones on Sep 22, 2010
Humourous then frightening, those are the emotions that I felt while watching this. Definitely intrigueing and I am going to have to keep an eye out for it now.
Hairu on Oct 5, 2010
Fast forwarded most of it just to see what happens. Slow student type B film. A for effort anyhow... Better stuff to check out on Netflix on a quiet night.
Jay on Nov 11, 2012
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