James Boratyn

Adjunct Faculty //
School of Cinematic Arts
James Boratyn

Bio and Research Information

Jimmy Boratyn is a producer/director from Chicago, IL who has an MFA in Cinema Directing from DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts as well as a BA in International Film and Media Production and a BA in Communication from Loyola University Chicago. Jimmy Boratyn is the President and Founder of Shot Time Productions where he has directed the crew of this multimedia production house since 2011 while they've produced hundreds of marketing videos for a wide range of clients around the world. Jimmy is best known for his work as producer and director of the feature length comedic drama, Ginger, which is being distributed by Cow Lamp Films and won him numerous best picture and best director awards from film festivals. Jimmy has also received the World Humanitarian Award at the Queens World Film Festival as well as recognition from three branches of the Illinois State Government for his use of Ginger in efforts to support metastatic breast cancer awareness. In 2020 Jimmy founded the Melissa and Jimmy Boratyn Foundation, a nonprofit organization, with the mission of supporting and empowering people impacted by cancer through the art of cinema.

Schedule for Spring 2023-2024

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