An English film and television director, writer, and producer, Jim Field Smith has already built an impressive body of work recognizable by a grounded, improvisational approach to comedy.

Film audiences may recognize him as the director of the satirical comedy Butter, starring Jennifer Garner and Olivia Wilde, which won widespread acclaim on the festival circuit. Jim has also helmed Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc, which earned him several award nominations. He recently wrapped directing and producing The Wrong Mans season 2 for BBC2 and Hulu. One of the stars of The Wrong Mans, James Corden, is a frequent collaborator.

It is not surprising that this gifted comedic director was influenced by the likes of Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, and Ricky Gervais. Those who follow Jim’s work will soon recognize a winning sensibility that explores ordinary characters responding to extraordinary situations.