Jimmy Ferguson is a multicultural, award-winning film artist with deep experience in all stages of production spanning narrative fiction, documentary, commercials, and contemporary art. He is a multilingual communicator who specializes in international production and he promotes cross-cultural awareness in his everyday practice.
Jimmy was raised between Europe and the USA and now spends much of his time living and working in Latin America. A student of Philosophy, he has traveled to over 80 countries in his artistic and spiritual exploration. His work addresses themes like one’s sense of identity and belonging in our divisive world, and he uses the cinematic as a visceral medium that can awaken in the viewer our sense of universal connectivity. He has executed large-scale public projections and mixed-media live performances at venues like the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC. His films have premiered at Mill Valley, DOC NYC, Maryland, Salento International, and Newport Beach Film Festivals.
Jimmy’s multiple honors include: LA Filmmaker of the Year (2008), a Jerome Foundation grant (2014), a QCA Artist Commission (2019), and a Jewish Story Partners Grant (2022). He participated in IFP’s Project Forum (2013) and EAVE’s Ties That Bind (2017). Jimmy won a CINDY Gold Award for his #NotAFan campaign against domestic violence (2017). His debut hybrid feature Am I Don Quixote? is slated to premiere in 2023. He is currently working on his sophomore hybrid feature, Torah Tropical, in Colombia. Jimmy is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. His commercial clients include Canon, Google, Samsung, L’oréal, Maybelline, Rolling Stone, The Sundance Channel, Squarespace. He recently photographed the feature film, Viral, starring Blair Underwood and Sarah Silverman.