"The Conformist was a big one, mainly for the lighting. I wanted Jim to feel nonexistent to most people and imprisoned in this nihilistic town. " Craig Roberts (Director)
Directorial debut from actor turned filmmaker Craig Roberts, the cult actor from Richard Ayoade's Submarine (2010).
Jim is a high school outcast. His only friend, Michael, has left him for the cool crowd. His crush doesn't even know his name. When his dog runs away too, Jim has no one left. All that changes when Dean, a mysterious American with movie star good looks, moves into the house next door. Dean offers Jim friendship and a makeover to help him become the popular kid at school. When it turns out that Dean is hiding a dark secret, however, Jim is forced to question if his newfound popularity is worth it. Known for his role in Richard Ayoade's Submarine, Craig Roberts is not only a terrific actor, he delivers one of the most impressive debuts of the year! With a unique blend of dark humour and surreal undertones, Just Jim is dreamy, awkward, unique and flat out funny most of the time.
2015 SXSW, CHICAGO, HELSINKI
Craig Roberts is an actor best known for his role in Submarine (2010). He's currently working on The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving (2016) with Paul Rudd and Rob Burnett. Just Jim (2015) is his directorial debut.