Jim Stark first came into contact with the film world in 1983. While working as a lawyer he helped finance, produce and sell a black & white low-budget, independent film about his 86-year-old grandmother. He continued working as a producer on Jim Jarmusch’s most successful productions, including DOWN BY LAW and NIGHT ON EARTH. Alex Rockwell’s IN THE SOUP (Grand Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival) and Vladan Nikolic’s LOVE followed soon after. Jim also co-wrote and co-produced Fridrik Thor Fridriksson’s prize-winning COLD FEVER and Bent Hamer’s celebrated FACTOTUM.