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Jim Beechwood's Career Day

Dr. Jim Beechwood an interpreter for a living, visits his daughter Cindy's second grade class on Career Day. At first things start out great for Jim as he entertains the student, but then quickly go very wrong.

  • Jim Buchholz
    I Saw Her First!
  • Jim Buchholz
    I Saw Her First!
  • Jim Buchholz
    I Saw Her First!
  • Jim Buchholz
    Key Cast
    I Saw Her First!
  • Kelli Knowles
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Family, Comedy, Children
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 5D
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Temecula Independent Film Festival of Hollywood
    Temecula California
    June 11, 2015
    World Premiere
    Won Best Parody and also Nominated for Best Comedic Short
  • Film Market Palm Springs International ShortFest
    Palm Springs California
    June 16, 2015
  • Middle Coast Film Festival
    Bloomington, IN
    August 14, 2015
  • Canada Shorts: Canadian and International Short Film Festival
    Award of Commendation
  • Riverside International Film Festival
    United States
    May 10, 2016
Director Biography - Jim Buchholz

Jim Buchholz is a Professor of Mathematics and Physics and earned his PhD in Astrophysics from the University of California, Riverside. In addition to wrestling and playing soccer during his college days, he performed as a Stand-up Comic and was once recognized as the Top Collegiate Comedian by the American Collegiate Talent Showcase (formerly the Bob Hope Search for Collegiate Talent). He now produces, writes, directs and acts in short films. His first short film "I Saw Her First" played in festivals in three different countries. He recently finished his first full-length feature screenplay based off of a book published in 13 languages. Dr. Buchholz combined his talents in science and the film industry by creating a very successful college class titled: "The Physics of Hollywood". He is also presently an active board member of the Riverside International Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Career Day is the first in a series of short films involving a character named Jim Beechwood. Beechwood (played by director Jim Buchholz) plays different roles where things never go quite the way he intends. He is often clueless and over the top with his actions and reactions.