Jim Vendiola

FILMMAKER : KINOSAUR FILMS

about

Photo by Gracie Hagen

Jim is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened internationally, and whose unconventional style has garnered critical notice. He was named one of Newcity's FILM 50 of 2016, alongside such production notables as Dick Wolf (Law & Order), The Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy), and Joe Swanberg.

His original feature script, Sunny Days, received excellent coverage from Electric City Entertainment (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines) and OddLot Entertainment (Drive, Ender's Game), while The Black List called it: “a beautifully written, complex character study with a bewitching atmosphere...evaluated purely on the depth, artfulness, and insight of its writing, [it] is better than the vast majority of scripts.”

Jim's psychological horror short, Violets, received the 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival's 2015 Audience Award, while The Independent Critic called it, “difficult to describe...but impossible to forget."

His current film, Library Hours, begins its festival run in the winter of 2017. Lisa Vandever of CineKink describes it as, “beautifully shot and impeccably realized...a lush tale of literary longing, a sumptuous meeting of both mind and flesh.”