Jim Fall began his feature film career directing the acclaimed independent Trick (starring Tori Spelling, Christian Campbell, and J.P. Pitoc) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival in Dramatic Competition to great success. Trick was acquired by Fine Line Features and released in the summer of 1999. It was Fine Line's highest-grossing film of that year, and went on to be successfully released in many other countries all over the world by Good Machine International.
Jim's studio directing debut, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, was released nationwide from Walt Disney Pictures in 2003. The movie opened second to Xmen the week of its release, made back its budget of 17 million over its first weekend, and went on to make 42 million domestically and 70 million on DVD. The film is a big-screen adaptation of the hit Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, that combines the adventures of a live action, all-American 15 year old and her friends and family, with her cheeky animated alter ego popping in and out of the action. Teen Queen Hilary Duff, reprised her role from the TV show against a bigger canvas in the film, having adventures in Rome and in the international music video world.
Jim's TV credits include episodes of So NoTORIous, VH1's scripted comedy starring Tori Spelling and Zachary Quinto, a TV pilot for FOX, and Grosse Pointe, the Darren Star produced comedy series that has since become a cult favorite on DVD. Jim also directed the A&E feature Wedding Wars, starring John Stamos and James Brolin, produced by Craig Zaden and Neil Meron.
Jim is currently in development on a feature he's written titled Dorothy On The Rocks, based on the novel by Barbara Suter. Anne Carey (The Savages, Adventureland) and Amy Robinson (After Hours, Julie & Julia) are producing, and Marisa Tomei is attached to play the lead.
He also just co-wrote and directed an indie feature titled Holiday Engagement, starring Shelley Long, Jordan Bridges, and Bonnie Somerville.
He attended Temple University, followed by NYU's film school and also received a film scholarship from The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts.