Jim Fall

James Fall (born December 13, 1962)[1] is an American film and television director and film producer. He is best known as the director of Trick (1999) and The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003).[1][2][3][4]

Jim Fall
Born (1962-12-13) December 13, 1962 (age 58)
Albion, New York, US
Alma materTemple University
New York University
OccupationDirector and producer
Years active1999–present
WebsiteOfficial site


Fall's directorial debut was the 1999 gay-themed independent film Trick,[1][2][3][4] which was picked up for North American distribution by Fine Line Features soon after its screening at the Sundance Film Festival,[5] where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.[1][6] The film also won the Siegessäule Special Jury Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival,[7] and Outfest's Special Programming Committee Award for Outstanding Emerging Talent.

In 2003, Fall directed Disney's The Lizzie McGuire Movie.[1][3][4] He later directed several TV movies, including Wedding Wars (2006)[8][9] and the holiday-themed films Holiday Engagement (2011), Holly's Holiday (2012) and Kristin's Christmas Past (2013).[4][10] Fall's award-winning short films He Touched Me and Love is Deaf, Dumb and Blind aired on the USA Network and Nickelodeon.[1]

In 2018, Fall announced Trick 2, a sequel to Trick which he had written and will direct.[6][11]

Fall's television credits include episodes of Grosse Pointe (2000) and So NoTORIous (2006).[1][4] He has also had a career in theatre, directing a number of stage productions in New York City.[1]

Fall is an alumnus of Temple University and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.[1][2]

Personal lifeEdit

Fall is openly gay.[3] In 2006 he married his then-boyfriend on the Halifax, Nova Scotia set of Wedding Wars.[9]


Director credits
Year Title Notes
1999 Trick[1][2][3][4] Independent film
2000 Grosse Pointe[1] TV series/Episode: "Puppet Master"
2000 Damaged Goods[1] TV series pilot
2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie[1][3][4] Feature film
2006 So NoTORIous[4] TV series/Episodes: "Street" and "Accommodating"
2006 Wedding Wars[4][8][9] TV movie
2011 Holiday Engagement[4] TV movie
2012 Holly's Holiday[4] TV movie
2013 Kristin's Christmas Past[10] TV movie
2018 Trick 2[6][11] Feature film


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Jim Fall biography and filmography". Tribute.ca. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sundance Archives: 1999 Film Festival - Trick". Sundance.org. Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Vary, Adam B. (May 13, 2003). "And for his next Trick ... how Jim Fall, the out director of the sexy gay comedy Trick, went to work for Disney to make the family-friendly Lizzie McGuire Movie". The Advocate. Retrieved December 20, 2013 – via TheFreeLibrary.com.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Halterman, Jim (December 7, 2012). "Exclusive: Director Jim Fall On His New Holiday Film And (Finally) The Trick Sequel". TheBacklot.com. AfterElton.com. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  5. ^ Hindes, Andrew; Carver, Benedict (January 26, 1999). "Trick pic treated to release by Fine Line". Variety. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c Voss, Brandon (September 15, 2018). "Hot Go-Go Boy From Trick Still Looks Sexy Shirtless in Sequel". NewNowNext. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Teddy Award Winner: Trick". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved September 17, 2018 – via teddyaward.tv.
  8. ^ a b "Wedding Wars: About the Movie". AETV.com. A&E. Archived from the original on August 22, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c Hundley, Jessica (November 20, 2006). "John Stamos pops our cork!". The Advocate. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Movie Details: Kristin's Christmas Past". LA Weekly. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  11. ^ a b Garner, Glenn (August 11, 2018). "Director Jim Fall Talks Trick 2 and 20 Years Since the Original". Out. Retrieved September 17, 2018.

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