It has been announced that production has commenced on ‘Just Jim,’ the feature directorial debut of ‘Submarine’ and ‘The Double’ star Craig Roberts.
‘Just Jim’ tells the story of Jim (Roberts), a very average teenager. His best friend, Michael, has abandoned him for the cool crowd and his only remaining friend is his dog. Nothing exciting ever happens to him, until… Dean (played by Emile Hirsch) moves into the house next door. Dean is older, American and on the run. Dean offers Jim friendship, a makeover and lessons in how to be cool. With Dean’s help Jim achieves his ‘state of cool’. He becomes a winner and the most popular boy in school.
Aneirin Hughes, Nia Roberts, Richard Harrington, Matthew Aubrey, and newcomers Ryan Owen and Charlotte Randall also star.
Filming will take place on location in the Caerphilly county borough, Wales, over the next 3 weeks with Adrian Bate and Pip Broughton of Vox Pictures producing.
“It’s surreal to be back in my home town shooting a movie,” commented Roberts. “I’m excited to work with a great cast and I hope Emile likes Maesycwmmer.”