Essential Film Directors, Jim Fall

Directed by Jim Fall, the 1999 comedy Trick tells the story of a young man named Gabriel, who is an aspiring writer trying to make his mark on Broadway.  One day Gabriel meets a man named Mark, a stunning male stripper who picks him up during an otherwise ordinary subway ride in Manhattan.  Seeking a chance to be alone together, Mark and Gabriel begin searching together for a place to be alone, playfully avoiding Gabriel’s annoying roommate, best friend, and an amusing drag queen who finds herself jealous of the hookup between Gabriel and Mark.  Through this comedic adventure Gabriel and Mark start to develop a blossoming relationship.


Jim Fall is an openly gay director and producer hailing from Albion, New York.  Fall attended Temple University in Philadelphia for his undergrad studies, and later attended New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. Jim Fall was honored to receive a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts.

The director debuted in 1999 with his gay-themed film, Trick.  The film earned a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as other international awards.  The success of Trick  landed Jim Fall opportunities in a variety of television series, TV movies, and stage productions in New York City.

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Director Jim Fall burst onto the scene in 1999 with the gay comedy, Trick.  The film garnered plenty of attention at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.

Following his feature film debut, Fall took on television projects, directing episodes of the TV series Grosse Pointe and the TV movie Damaged GoodsIn 2003, Fall worked with actress Hillary Duff on the popular Disney feature, The Lizzie McGuire Movie. 

Returning to television, Hall directed a number of TV series and TV movies, including So Notorious, Holiday Engagement, Holly’s Holiday, and a project of significant personal pride, Wedding Wars, during which Hall married his longtime companion.

Alexander Ryll
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