JIM VENDIOLA | FILMMAKER
Jim is a freelance filmmaker and editor whose work has screened internationally, and whose unconventional style has gained critical notice. In 2010 he wrote and directed the short DRIFT, which was on view at the Festival de Cannes 2011 Court Métrage while also receiving several accolades and nominations on the festival circuit, including two audience awards. The short also generated bicoastal producer interest in its development as a feature.
Jim is currently developing his dark, coming-of-age period drama, SUNNY DAYS. Its original script has received excellent coverage on The Black List, and from Electric City Entertainment (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines) and OddLot Entertainment (Drive, Ender's Game).
His bold new psychological horror short, VIOLETS, is the recipient of the 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival's 2015 Audience Award, and currently remains on the festival circuit.