Jim of Earth
A lonely man searches the stars for signs of extraterrestrial life.
Credits / Collaborators / Cast
Writer + Director: Justin Arwood
Director of Photography: Justin Cary
Gaffer + 1st AC: David Dunsmoor
1st AD: Derek Lowrey
Key Grip: Max Frish
Utility: Andrew Claycomb
Production Sound Mixer: Neil Bontrager
Boom Operator: David Youso
BTS: Jonah Gibson
Craft Services: Maddy Arwood
Machine Fabrication + Electrical: Pat Emerson
Screen Playback + Animation: DJ Mahannah
Prop Fabrication: Lacey Burns, Cristina Arias, Tracy Larsen
DMX Lighting Technician: Daniel Dixon
Lighting Equipment: Kansas Grip
Studio Space: Sperra Studios
Editor: Adam Williamson
Composer: Kyle Cramb
Colorist: Brian Singler
Post Sound + Mix: Brad Nyght + Eric Meyer
Title Design + Graphic Design: TJ Nix
The story behind the film
Science fiction has been one of my favorite genres for as long as I can remember, so I’ve always wanted to make a film in this space. However, my script ideas quickly outpace my desired level of production, so a huge goal of this project was to keep it small and on a scale I knew was possible.
Originally, the set was actually constructed in my garage, and I planned on shooting the project with the help of a couple friends. But so many incredible people joined the project and it turned into so much more than I could have ever hoped to accomplish on my own.
Connection is an enormous aspect of our lives. I think a lot of people, myself included, sometimes feel that they don’t belong, and that’s exactly where we find our character in this story. I’m so incredibly proud of the film we’ve created and I hope it gives a little solace to all those that feel alone.