Photo by Matthew Pond
Working from the frontlines of independent filmmaking,
Sève is the chronicler of America's new culture war -- the divisive
battle over marriage. Based in Brooklyn, NYC, Jim has shot and
produced work for Nickelodeon, the American Museum of Natural
History and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Jim's documentary,
Burying the Saints, is a personal portrait of his eccentric aunts'
search for lost history. In his PBS short, Sigrid and Rudi Do New
York, two Bavarian tourists experience danger and love in New
York's mean, magical streets. Jim was the Director of
Photography for Seeds, about a revolutionary summer camp for
ethnic enemies. Jim teaches courses in digital filmmaking and
directing documentaries at Film Video Arts in New York. TYING
THE KNOT takes "activist filmmaking" back to its roots of affecting
lasting change, and building a community network through
the filmmaker's vision of social justice.