Craig Roberts Directorial Debut 'Just Jim' Trailer with Emile Hirsch
by Alex Billington
July 21, 2015
"The key is to be mysterious…" Take a look at the first trailer for the directorial debut of a young actor, Craig Roberts, who you may recognize from films like Submarine, Jane Eyre, Red Lights, Neighbors or 22 Jump Street. Craig Roberts wrote and directed and stars in this film, Just Jim, which also co-stars Emile Hirsch. This is the story of a loner. Jim, 16, has no friends and is a bit weird. He eventually makes friends with Dean, a tough kid on the run who moves in next door, played by Hirsch. The cast includes Aneirin Hughes, Nia Roberts, Richard Harrington, Matthew Aubrey, Ryan Owen & Charlotte Randall. Check it out.
Synopsis: In a small Welsh town, a teenage outcast becomes the cool kid when an enigmatic American moves in next door and takes him under his wing. Just Jim is the feature directorial debut of actor Craig Roberts, who writes, directs and stars in the film. It was produced by Adrian Bate and Pip Broughton, with cinematography by Richard Stoddard, co-starring Emile Hirsch. The film first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year. Just Jim will open in UK theaters later this year from Soda Pictures, but the film is still seeking US distribution. For more visit Vimeo or the @justjimmovie official Twitter account. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
I like it! Emile Hirsch had so much potential as a young actor...I wonder if it was the studios or Hirsch that kept his career from really taking off?
DAVIDPD on Jul 21, 2015
I agree, and while I quite enjoyed Speed Racer (mostly because I grew up on the cartoon and my son and I enjoyed bonding over the old cartoon dvd's) his career never really took off, mostly because the critics panned the movie so much (my opinion, anyway)
theslayer5150 on Jul 21, 2015
I wonder that as well.
MLTC on Jul 22, 2015
Choking movie studio folks at Sundance haven't helped.
ryderup on Jul 26, 2015
This actually looks like fun.
Terry Craig on Jul 21, 2015
'This place is full of miserable bastards' Sums up the whole of Britain, looks funny though.
Carpola on Jul 22, 2015
Password required to watch the trailer?! 🙁
MLTC on Jul 22, 2015
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