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Jim is a writer-director, named one of Newcity's FILM 50 of 2016, 2018, and 2020, alongside such production notables as Dick Wolf ("Law & Order"), The Wachowskis (The "Matrix" Trilogy), and Joe Swanberg ("Drinking Buddies").

His psychological horror short, "Violets," was the recipient of the 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival's 2015 Audience Award, while his follow-up, "Library Hours" had its sold-out West Coast premiere at HBO's Outfest LA, and was nominated for Best Short Film - Drama by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles.

Jim's feature debut, "Homesick," is currently in development with Chicago Film Project.

Known For
Library Hours (2017), Violets (2015)


Jim Vendiola

Summer, 1972. Two youths aged sixteen and nineteen inhabit their affluent uncle’s isolated beach home while he’s away. There they encounter and harbor an enigmatic drifter named Daisy, with whom they form a strange, perhaps troubling bond.