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Assad (Jim) Shamoon

samedi 30 novembre 2019, par KAF

Jim Shamoon is a Kenyan service producer who started in film as a production runner more than 20 years ago. He has worked extensively on films, reality shows, television programs and commercials.

He is now the managing director of Blue Sky Films in Kenya, the largest production house in East and Central Africa. He lives in Nairobi, Kenya.

Jim has held the following positions in the film industry ;

  • Chairman of the Kenya International Film Festival - 2009 – 2011
  • Chairman of the Oscar Submission Committee of Kenya - 2009 – 2011
  • Vice Chairman of the Kenya Film and Television Professionals Association -2010-2013
  • Chairman of the Producers’ Guild of Kenya - 2015 to date
  • Ministry of Sports and Culture - Permanent Secretary’s appointed - 2016 - 2017
    committee to formulate the Film Policy for Kenya
  • Interim Committee for the Creative Economy Council - 2018 – to date
  • Sector Skills and Advisory Committee for Film at TVET - 2019 to date
  • (Technical and Vocational Education and Training)
  • Digital Economy Strategy and Blue Print working group for film - 2019 to date
    (Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology)

Membership

Board Member Foreign Correspondents of East Africa
Member of Press Media Council of Kenya
Member Kenya Film and Television Professionals Association
Member Sports, Culture and Arts Sector Board at Kenya Private Sector Alliance
Member Information, Communication & Technology at Kenya Private Sector Alliance
Member Creative Economy Council

Below is a list of the films that he has overseen as Producer and Executive Producer over the years ;

  • 2018The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (executive producer : Blue Sky Films Africa) (post-production)
  • 2019The Lion King (executive producer : Blue Sky Films Africa) (post-production)
  • 2017-2018Running Wild with Bear Grylls (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
  • - Joseph Gordon-Levitt (2018) ... (executive producer)
  • - Red Nose Day with Julia Roberts (2017) ... (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2017Submergence (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2016Grimsby (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya - uncredited)
  • 2015Slow Train Through Africa (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
  • - Kenya & Tanzania (2015) ... (executive producer : stage play)
  • 2014The Good Lie (line producer : Kenya, Blue Sky)
  • 2014Don’t Drive Here (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
  • - Naroibi (2014) ... (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2013The Fifth Estate (executive producer : Kenya)
  • 2012Sleepwalking in the Rift (Short) (executive producer : Blue Sky Films Africa)
  • 2012A Perfect Plan (executive producer : Blue Sky Films Africa)
  • 2012Half the Sky (Documentary) (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2012The Captain of Nakara (executive producer)
  • 2011La vita facile (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2011Familiengeheimnisse - Liebe, Schuld und Tod (TV Movie) (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2010Un altro mondo (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2010I Am Slave (executive producer : Blue Sky Films Africa)
  • 2010The First Grader (executive producer : Blue Sky Films Africa)
  • 2009Woinshet (Documentary short) (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2009Me, Them and Lara (executive producer : Blue Sky Films Africa)
  • 2009The Rebound (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2009Expedition Africa (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
  • - First Victim (2009) ... (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • - Lost in Africa (2009) ... (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2008The Garden of Eden (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2007Afrika, mon amour (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
  • 2006The Librarian : Return to King Solomon’s Mines (TV Movie) (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2005Treasure Fleet : The Epic Voyage of Zheng He (Documentary) (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2005Transit (TV Movie) (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2005Brothers of the Head (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2005The Constant Gardener (executive producer : Blue Sky Films, Kenya)
  • 2005Die Patriarchin (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
  • 2003Lara Croft Tomb Raider : The Cradle of Life (local liaison)

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