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Kia Jam

With more than a decade of experience as a producer, Kia Jam teamed up with Chris Roberts and Christopher Eberts to form Ascendant Pictures, an independent film production, finance and foreign distribution company. Together they created one of the most promising upstart film companies with an experienced team that is uniquely qualified to develop projects from conception through its worldwide release.

Jam has served in a producing capacity on several Ascendant Pictures' projects including Ask The Dust written and directed by Robert Towne and starring Colin Farrell, Lord of War Starring Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke and directed by Andrew Niccol.

Currently in production on the noir crime thriller Lucky Number Slevin starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Sir Ben Kingsley and directed by Paul McGuigan, Jam has a wide portfolio of films in various stages of pre-production. Among them are Taming Ben Taylor Starring Kevin Costner, The Loop starring Matthew McConhaughey and Penelope Cruz, the original science fiction action adventure Outlander and many others.

Prior to joining Ascendant, Jam was President of KJAM Productions, an independent film production company based in Santa Monica, California. In 2002, Jam co-produced Juwanna Mann for Morgan Creek and Warner Bros. He also produced Dungeons & Dragons with Joel Silver for New Line Cinema starring Jeremy Irons, Thora Birch and Marlon Wayans. In 2000, Jam wrapped production on a full length production of For The Cause, which was based on the critically acclaimed short film of the same name. For that short film Jam received a multi-picture first look deal with Miramax/Dimension Films. While working with Miramax/Dimension, Jam served not only as a film producer but also as a digital visual effects consultant.

Prior to producing features, Jam was recruited by James Cameron's visual effects powerhouse Digital Domain where he was involved in all levels of production on over 60 television commercials, including a Clio Award-winning Jeep commercial and David Fincher's Grammy Award-winning Rolling Stones music video, LOVE IS STRONG. With Digital Domain, Jam earned the reputation of being a savvy digital visual effects producer.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Kia Jam Facts

BirthdayFebruary 17, 1970 (54)

Selected Filmography

Father of Invention
The Devil's Pass
Accidental Love
Already Dead
Lucky Number Slevin
$5 a Day
Final Encounter
House of Sand and Fog
House of Sand & Fog & American Beauty
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