Jimmy Francis

Artist bio

Jimmy Francis won a stand-up comedy competition at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, California, made a graphic novel “Hyperdork: Years And Years Of Trauma” (available on Amazon) and has released his debut music single “Christmas In Hawaii” a parody of “White Christmas” available on Spotify, Apple Music, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, Shazam and more. He also wrote, produced and directed a short film for MTV’s AIDS Awareness Project and won a best actor award from the Inland Theatre League for playing Billy Bibbit in the play “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” He also played James The Apostle in the Avo Playhouse production of “The Living Last Supper.” Christina Francis who plays the Oaf in the film is the older sister of producer/director Jimmy Francis. She wrote the poem that inspired this film. She has a law degree and has appeared in many high school and community theater plays including “The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe”, “The Drunkard” and “Crimed Of The Heart.”


The Predestined Oaf



Artist Statement

I silent film, visualizing an original poem written by my sister that goes “there once was a Predestined Oaf. She never did anything right. She always did everything wrong. When buttering her toast in the morning, it often fell to the ground. It always landed buttered side down. It never landed buttered side up. One day in frustration she cried ‘o Lord, give me a sign that you care. A sign that I’ll recognize.’ Next morning while buttering her toast, it slipped and fell to the floor. I landed buttered side up. This had never happened before. ‘A sign, a sign’ she cried. To which the Lord replied ‘you buttered the wrong side.” I added a watercolor filter to live action footage to give it a kind of animation look and feel. This is an experimental film for me where I’m trying to translate what I see when I hear or read the poem my sister wrote, translating someone else’s work into a film. I usually use ideas that completely originate in my head. I’m also experimenting whith animation and crossing animation and live action.

How it fits into contest

A person struggling with her relationship with God in dealing with her daily breakfast toast regimen.


Jimmy Francis: Director, producer, editor, cinematographer, screenwriter.

Christina Francis: Actor, writer of poem that inspired the screenplay and film.

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