Work

Feature films:

“ALL QUIET ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS”

Director: Jim Field Smith
Screenplay by Jim Field Smith & George Kay
Based on the book by Magnus Mills
Producers: Jim Field Smith & George Kay
Executive Producer: Jon Finn

A young man falls foul of the darker side of Rural England, as a supposedly brief stay in the Lake District soon spirals into a prison sentence of menial jobs, favours, local politics and frustration.

Jim Field Smith will direct this adaptation of the synonymous deadpan comic thriller by Magnus Mills, which Jim co-wrote with producing partner George Kay. They are producing the film together with Jon Finn (“BILLY ELLIOT”). The film has been developed with funding from the BFI.

Praise for the novel:

Matt-black and utterly creepy… a demonic dystopia in the heart of Bragg country - The Independent
“Absorbing, darkly worrying and very, very funny” -­ The Times
“Compelling and funny. A deliciously sly comic fable” -­ Financial Times

Short films:

Please note: You can watch all our short films on our Vimeo channel

TRIMMING THE FAT (2008, 16 mins)

Trapped in a dull hotel, a businessman bumps into an old school friend. Boundaries are crossed, personal space is invaded, tears are shed.

Written & Directed by Matt Huntley
Produced by Alan Traquair
Executive Producers: Jim Field Smith & George Kay
Starring Mathew Horne, Tony Way, Sinead Matthews
An idiotlamp production for BBC Films, BBC Comedy and BBC Film Network

WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL YOUR LIFE? (2007, 20 mins)

In trying to find his biological father, a young man uncovers some dark suburban secrets.

Directed by Jim Field Smith
Written by George Kay
Produced by Alan Traquair
Starring James Corden, Imelda Staunton, James Cosmo
An idiotlamp production for BBC Films, BBC Comedy and the BBC Film Network
In association with IE:Music

GOODBYE TO THE NORMALS (2006, 5 mins)

6-year-old Magnus has decided to run away to America. But is this just another of his little games?

Directed by Jim Field Smith
Written by George Kay
Produced by Jules Hussey
Starring Steve Furst, Juliet Cowan and Alfie Field
An idiotlamp production for The In Good Company Ltd in association with IE:Music

MISSING MOSCOW (2003, 19 mins)

An English documentary team with a worthy agenda follows a group of Russians immigrants in London. They must be lonely, surely? Why won’t they admit it. It’s very sad.

Written, Produced & Directed by Jim Field Smith & George Kay
An idiotlamp production in association with Addiction TV