Jim Booth

Producer, Film commission director
New Zealand producer who established the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), which he directed from 1983-88, before seguing into his own carnivalesque mode of production. Booth formed a partnership with film director ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1944 in New Zealand

Filmography

Producer (3)

Meet the Feebles 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heavenly Creatures 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dead Alive 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)
Art Department (3)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

Dressing Propman (Propman)

Topsy-Turvy 1999 (Movie)

dressing props (Props)

Secrets & Lies 1996 (Movie)

Art Department Assistant (Art Department)
Executive (1)

Jack Brown, Genius 1995 (Movie)

development producer (Development Executive)
Other (5)

Secret Diary of a Call Girl 2009 (Tv Show)

Carpenter

Messiah 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Carpenter

Deja Vu 1998 (Movie)

standby carpenter/painter(United Kingdom) (Carpenter)

Career Girls 1997 (Movie)

stand-by carpenter & painter (Carpenter)

Second Nature (TV Show)

Carpenter

Biography

New Zealand producer who established the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), which he directed from 1983-88, before seguing into his own carnivalesque mode of production. Booth formed a partnership with film director Peter Jackson after encouraging the NZFC to back Jackson's "Bad Taste" (1987), a comedy about alien cannibals who are fast-food entrepreneurs. Booth became "Kiwi King" of low to no-budget fare after leaving the NZFC, turning out three other features which displayed feral wit: "Meet the Feebles" (1990) which featured puppets trying to make it in showbiz; the awesomely bloody cult flick, "Dead Alive" (1993); and his elegant swan song, "Heavenly Creatures" (1994), which was dedicated to his memory. This last effort offered a splendidly twisted take on what could have been a "Masterpiece Theater"-styled outing. Critics lined up to sing its praises as did audiences.

Milestones

1994

Last film produced, "Heavenly Creatures"

1990

Debut as producer, "Meet the Freebles"

1987

Began working with director Peter Jackson when the NZFC funded Jackson's debut film, "Bad Taste"

1983

Established New Zealand Film Commision (NZFC) and became executive director

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