jim gramming

jim gramming

YOUNG DIRECTOR & PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN HAMBURG

Represented by Julia FröhlichBeate Schuster

Born in 1985, he discovered his passion for film already as a young boy with an overwhelming love for James Bond, Star Wars and - moments later - Apocalypse Now. After an early film education in Cologne’s one-dollar-house, where he soaked up films of all kind from all parts of the world, he started working on national and international feature and commercial productions.
In 2008 he enrolled at Munich’s famous University of Television and Film where he wrote and directed several short films. His most acclaimed, TOTES LAND (engl.: GHOSTS), competed in countless film festivals around the world and won a FIPRESCI prize.
After a hiatus in Buenos Aires and years of experience as 1st AD on commercial productions, he took part in the film school’s advertising masterclass in 2016 before taking seat in the commercial director’s chair himself. Already his spec commercials SMUDGE and ETERNAL SUMMER ran at numerous festivals and won among others at New York Festivals, ADC and Clios.
Whether its narratives or commercials, Benjamins work always combines captivating, powerful storytelling with distinctive cinematic aesthetics to create visually striking and emotionally engaging films. Therefore, he always conducts every single film craft to create a unique (brand) experience that sticks in the audience’s mind.

Surrounded by art, film and photography from a very young age, Jim grew up in a highly artistic family with parents that produced documentaries and art films. Aesthetics, attention to detail and creativity became second nature very early on.

Born in Berlin, Jim later lived in Canada and travelled the world taking photos and growing his passion for photography before settling in Hamburg, Germany, where he is currently based.

Over time Jim’s talents evolved to include moving images. Inspired by light, poetry, and emotion, his work is both energetic and intimate.

Jim is an eminently positive person. This, and his passion and dedication to the creative industry, make him the perfect asset to any team!

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