Just Jim

By FHW Roald Dahl Admin


"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


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 realizes that he is being taken to the dark side. All Jim wants is for something exciting to happen. By the end he realizes 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). 

Welsh connection

Set in Wales: Maesycwmmer

Shot in Wales: Maesycwmmer

Welsh writer/director: Craig Roberts


Date: 25th September 2015

Running time: 84 minutes

Certificate: 15

Festivals: SXSW

Booking Details

Contact: dave.woodward@thunderbirdreleasing.com




Film Hub Wales projects

Just Jim was previewed for exhibitors at one of our Welsh Film Preview Days.




This is film is covered by our Made In Wales strategy, which means if you an a Welsh exhibitor you may be eliable to submit a proposal for support. For more information click here.