Jim Orr is a 10 time regional Emmy Award recipient with many other industry and film festival awards. He has hundreds of credits and has worked with top industry talent. This past year he has shot many amazing projects from films to television series and pilots. Some highlights include shooting the directorial debuts of Alicia Keys - "Lili" from Sony's project FIVE, Eva Longoria -"A Proper Send Off" and Jessica Biel -"Sodales". In addition, he has shot the music videos for Deadmau5 and international Spanish sensation Huecco. He has filmed the pilots for Hacienda Heights, Ultimate Soldier Challenge and Triggers. Currently, he is prepping the upcoming film The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea for director Bill Purple, starring Jessica Biel and Chloe Grace Moretz.
Mr. Orr is a 1990 graduate of the San Diego State University Film Department where he received the Cinematographer of the Year Award. Other awards include four recent Best Cinematography Awards for The Flyboys from the 2008 California Independent Film Festival, 2008 Garden State Film Festival, 2008 Feel Good Film Festival and the 2008 Detroit International Film Festival. He also received The Vision Award for Best Photography in 1997.
Mr. Orr has filmed hundreds of commercials, documentaries and TV episodes as well as 15 independent feature films. He just completed the filming of Hole in the Paper Sky starring Jessica Biel, Jason Clarke and Gary Marshall. Other films include The Flyboys, starring Tom Sizemore and Stephen Baldwin; and Clipping Adam, starring Academy Award-winner Louise Fletcher, Kevin Sorbo, and Chris Eigeman. He recently filmed several documentaries in Canada, Israel, Greece and Morocco for the National Geographic Channel. Mr. Orr was cinematographer for the multi-Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary Reclaiming Your American Dream as well as other award-winning PBS documentaries including Searching for a Safe Place, Tolerance on Trial, La Mera Frontera (The Very Edge) and the acclaimed PBS specials Bigger Boxes: America's Love of Superstores and Liquid Stage: The Lure of Surfing. He filmed the France portions of The History Channelís Shot From The Sky, The Last Mission, Inside Opus Dei, and sixteen episodes (including the pilot) for A&Eís top rated show Intervention. Mr. Orr just wrapped filming the PBS special Outpost Harry - Hold at All Costs, the feature film Seducing Charlie Barker in New York and San Francisco, Season 2 of the hit Spike TV series Deadliest Warrior, and the pilot episode of Hacienda Heights.