I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.
Preston Barta // Features Editor
Through the years we have seen many actors try their hand at directing, such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Gosling and James Franco. Just five years after breaking out in Richard Ayoade’s SUBMARINE and last year’s NEIGHBORS, Craig Roberts has written, directed and starred in his first feature, JUST JIM.
The film is set in the suburban wasteland of Wales. Roberts plays Jim, a misanthropic youth whose life is in desperate need of something new, but that all changes when Dean (a firecracker Emile Hirsch) enters the picture.
Now, Invincible Pictures has released the second official poster for the film (first one above).
Our SXSW Interview with writer/director/star Craig Roberts: