World-leading Screenwriter | Director and Producer
Jim Capobianco is a world leading screenwriter/director and producer. He received the 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Ratatouille.
A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, Jim started in the story department at Walt Disney Feature Animation on The Lion King. After five years at Disney, Jim moved to Pixar Animation Studios where he was influential on the stories of many of Pixar’s films of the past 19 years, including Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, UP and Inside Out. In 2009 Jim finished “Leonardo” his first independent film, now in the permanent collection of the MoMA NYC.
Jim most recently directed the animation sequences for Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns”.
Jim is currently producing and directing his new feature “The Inventor” the untold story of one of the world’s greatest designers Leonardo Da Vinci.
In addition to his work as a filmmaker Jim co-created the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival now in its 12th year.