Jamie Sims is a Woking-born filmmaker who has created quality, award winning films, made some great acting appearances and recently graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. He has also been making a few videos on the side for Comedy Central UK.
Jamie’s first big break was when he and a mate decided to enter a competition to have their short film shown on the UK DVD extras of Paranormal Activity. This was his move from acting to filmmaking as he saw the thrill of being able to create your own film and tell your own story. All he needed was to see how good he was at bringing his creative ideas into reality. After winning the competition and making a hilarious parody, “Normal Activity” it was enough incentive to pursue filmmaking further.
Just to give you a quick, early taster of how efficient he can be with putting every ingredient he needs into a simple and lovable film here’s one of his shortest projects, “Monster Problems”:
After graduating from Farnham with his psychological thriller, “Howl” he went on to win a number of prestigious awards including Film of the year at Widescreen Film Festival. Shortly after came the opportunity to work with Comedy Central and Mother London.
Then came a knock on his front door from best friend Sam Underwood (The Following, Dexter & Homeland) and girlfriend Valorie Curry, (The Following & House of Lies). They were in town for a short stay and decided to work on a film with Jamie. After two days of writing, shooting and producing they’d finally made Bus Stop. A film about two individuals who meet at a bus stop in Woking with plenty of baggage and no idea where to go next. It’s only after a short spark of conversation ignites that they leave the bus stop together and spend the day touring the town and getting to know each other.
The natural, charming dialogue and chemistry between the two actors gets you quickly invested in the characters. In such a short space of time you see a real and understandable relationship develop and you route for the characters to be together pretty early on. It then ends on a bit of a teaser leaving you with the need for more. Have a watch below: