Since 1996, He has directed and produced several short films and music videos. His recent films, A Day With My Boy: Slug War (2014), was licensed by
PBS and premiered on their Online Film Festival, and Angels (2013) was nominated for a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International
Film Festival. He has made music videos for Sonny & The Sunsets, Rogue Wave, Ramon & Jessica, Pancho-San and The Bobbyteens.
D Tour (2009), his first feature length film as director and producer, has won several awards including the Golden Gate Award for Bay Area Feature Documentary from the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Jury Prize for Best Documentary from the Bend Film Festival. D Tour premiered nationwide on the PBS Emmy award-winning program Independent Lens in November 2009. He is currently working on a second feature film project with underground "budget rock" legends, The Mummies.
As a freelance Director, Producer, Videographer and Editor, Jim Granato has worked on projects for The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Court TV, Adobe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, The Exploratorium and dozens of independent filmmakers and organizations worldwide.
In addition to filmmaking, Jim is passionate about music. Under the moniker, DJ Jim G, he created and hosted a weekly internet radio show, "Wax! Crackle! Pop!", on Radio Valencia in San Francisco for over two years. W!C!P! was a commercial free, free form format that featured an eclectic mix of rock, soul, funk, country and jazz from all over the world. Now available as a podcast, W!C!P! featured a wide variety of guests including Mike Watt, Jonathan Richman and many more.
- Dan Cowles, Sr. Creative Director, Adobe
- Ralph King, Hawkview Pictures
- Gina Basso, Program Associate, Performance & Film, SFMOMA
- Nicole Minor, Director of Moving Images, Exploratorium
- David Owen, Co-Founder, SF Sketchfest
Jim is available to work on any size of project and has the ability to assemble crews for larger projects. If you are interested in working with Jim, email him through the link at the bottom of this page with your project specifications. Thanks for looking!