With over two decades of experience in the film industry, Jim has credits on Hawaii 5-0, Numb3rs, Alias and The Parent Trap, among many others.  Jim wrote, directed and shot the short film trilogy Cubed featuring Kenobi Cube, which was honored in Honolulu's Showdown in Chinatown, Square One, and Full Circle. 

Jim was cinematographer on Election Night, an AFI short film starring Peri Gilpin (Frasier) and comedian Jake Johannsen, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the American Pavilion. Election Night won a Special Jury Award at the USA Film Festival and an Award of Excellence at the International Film Festival of Women-Jakarta. The film has been honored at a number of other festivals including the Florida Film Festival, the Dubai Golden Palmera Film Festival, and The Los Angeles Comedy Film Festival.

Jim was DP on Leave Keys In Car, winner of an Award of Excellence at the Best Shorts Fest, Best Comedy at the Lady Filmmaker Festival, and a Best of Fest selection at the Bahamas International Film Festival. He also operated on The Bungler's, recipient of the Platinum Award for Cinematography at the 45th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.

Jim lives with his family in Hawaii and Los Angeles.