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JIM OWEN WAKES UP AT 2AM.
2 March 2021

In-form comedy writer and director Jim Owen has completed his move to 2AM Films.

Owen's credits include comedy shorts like 'The Priest', 'The Wankers', and 'Put Some Clothes on Man Jesus Christ', as well as a tidy bundle of commercials. According to managing director Nick Crabb, Owen's arrival has been worth the wait.

"We've been on the lookout for an additional comedy dialogue performance director for quite some time now," Crabb explains. "Jim came along and was quite simply just what we'd been holding out for."


Executive producer Aly Moffat is equally enthused: "The thing that excites me most about Jim's work is his obvious eye for casting. In comedy casting and timing is everything, and Jim clearly knows how to get the best out of the actors he works with.


Someone told me 2AM have a bar in the production office, which is right up my street!

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Moffat also praises Owen's versatility: "I love that he writes as well as directs, which means he has a deep understanding of what works in a comedy script and isn't afraid to bring that to the table." A Vimeo Staff Pick for 2020's 'The Priest' supports that claim.


As for Owen, he’s keen to work up a thirst at his new home: "I'm really thrilled to be joining 2AM. They seem like a very sound bunch who’ve been there and done it. So many of their directors are right up my street - Armando Iannucci, Michael Winterbottom, Becky Martin, et cetera. And someone told me they have a bar in the production office, which is also right up my street! So it's win-win."

Reckon Jim Owen would suit your next project? Then email 2AM's Aly Moffat via aly@2AM.co.uk or ring 020 7292 9600.

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