An award winning filmmaker and celebrated Irish-American actor, director and producer, James Francis Ginty was discovered by Kathryn Bigelow while studying drama at the Juilliard School, and was cast in her film K-19: The Widowmaker alongside Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson. He has starred in numerous films and television shows including Surrogates (Disney/Touchstone) with Bruce Willis and Rosamund Pike, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (HBO Films) directed by Stephen Frears and the popular TV show Grey's Anatomy (ABC). His directorial debut - Created Sleep Transmissions - won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival in 2022. The film was also invited to premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival, but the invitation was turned down in solidarity with the nation of Ukraine. James Francis Ginty is currently a graduate student in film and television production at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.