A lost legend takes one last shot. Toronto artist Jim Allen emerges from reclusion to document his final artistic resurgence - wrestling with the ghosts of family tragedy, his bipolar condition and the eternal quest for inspiration.
Jim Lives follows the last 3 years in the life of Canadian artist Jim Allen: once known as 'Canada's greatest photographer' he experienced the highs of artistic and commercial success until his Bipolar condition led to ostracism from the art community that had celebrated him.
We meet Jim in 2017, a retired recluse. Coming to grips with his tattered legacy, Jim decides to make one last go at it: shooting, drawing and painting for the first time in years. Will he make one last artistic resurgence or is it time for the old man to hang up his hat? Jim Lives captures the final gasp of a romantic era of Toronto - old streetcars, old movie theatres, and old artists - all since phased out, renovated or retired.
Directed, edited and shot by Jackson Fishauf
Produced by Travis Merriman
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