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Blade Camera and Electrical Department
Swordfish Camera and Electrical Department
Joy Ride Camera and Electrical Department
Anomalisa Camera and Electrical Department


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 2016 Girl #2 (Short) (best boy grip)
 2015 Anomalisa (grip)
 2014 Monster in a House (Short) (key grip)
 2012 The Cook (Short) (key grip)
 2010 Dark Times (Short) (key grip)
 2010 Cowboys & Indians (Short) (supervising gaffer)
 2009 Meteor (TV Mini-Series) (key grip - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (key grip: second unit - as James Ballard)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (key grip: second unit - as James Ballard)
 2008 A Gunfighter's Pledge (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2007 Grampa's Cabin (Short) (key grip)
 2007 Saving Angelo (Short) (key grip)
 2007 Bobby Z (grip - as James 'Slim Jim' Ballard)
 2007 Jane Doe: Ties That Bind (TV Movie) (key grip - as Slim Jim Ballard)
 2007 Beyond the Quest (key grip)
 2006 What I Did for Love (TV Movie) (key grip - as Slim Jim Ballard)
 2006 Hidden Places (TV Movie) (key grip - as James S.J. Ballard)
 2005 Meet the Santas (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2005 The Reading Room (TV Movie) (key grip - as James Ballard)
 2005 Back to You and Me (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2005 Fielder's Choice (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2005 Walking the Walk (gaffer - as James Ballard)
 2005 Drop Dead Sexy (key grip)
 2005 Thicker Than Water (TV Movie) (key grip - as James 'Slim Jim' Ballard)
 2005 Family Plan (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2004 Angel in the Family (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2004 My Tiny Universe (key grip)
 2004 Slammed (key grip)
 2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (key grip - uncredited)
 2004/I 30 Miles (key grip - as Slim Jim Ballard)
 2002 Hitters (grip - as James Ballard)
 2002 The 4th Tenor (key grip - as Slim Jim Ballard)
 2002 Curse of the Forty-Niner (key grip - as Jim 'Slim Jim' Ballard)
 2002 Shattered Lies (key grip - as Slim Jim Ballard)
 2001 Joy Ride (key grip: second unit)
 2001 Swordfish (key grip: second unit)
 2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (rigging grip: Los Angeles - as James Ballard)
 2000 G-Men from Hell (first grip)
 2000 Rave (dolly grip) / (key grip)
 2000 100 Girls (key grip - as Slim Jim Ballard)
 2000 Body and Soul (key grip - as 'Slim Jim' Ballard)
 2000 Hot Boyz (Video) (best boy grip)
 2000 Farewell, My Love (key grip)
 2000 Shadow Hours (key grip)
 2000 The Stray (key grip - as James M. Ballard)
 1999 Texas Daybreak (key grip)
 1999 No Tomorrow (best boy grip - as Slim Jim Ballard)
 1998 Blade (key grip: second unit - as James M. Ballard)
 1997 The Journey of Allen Strange (TV Series) (key grip - 1 episode)
- Arrival (1997) ... (key grip)
 1997 Changing Habits (dolly grip) / (key grip)
 1997 Back in Business (key grip)
 1996 Jimi (key grip)
 1996 Leprechaun 4: In Space (Video) (key grip)
  Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series) (dolly grip - 10 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (key grip - 6 episodes, 1994 - 1996)
- Juarez (1996) ... (key grip - as 'Slim Jim' Ballard)
- Art of Loneliness (1996) ... (key grip - as Slim Jim Ballard)
- Tears (1995) ... (key grip - as 'Slim Jim' Ballard)
- Jump (1995) ... (key grip - as 'Slim Jim' Ballard)
- You Make Me Want to Wear Dresses (1994) ... (dolly grip - as Slim Jim Ballard)
  The Secret World of Alex Mack (TV Series) (key grip - 20 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (electrician - 1 episode, 1996)
- Chemistry (1996) ... (key grip)
- Mystery Man (1996) ... (key grip)
- The Understudy (1996) ... (key grip)
- Bad Girl (1996) ... (key grip)
- Muckracker (1996) ... (key grip)
 1996 Female Perversions (dolly grip)
 1996 Poison Ivy II (dolly grip crane)
 1995 Kicking and Screaming (key grip)
 1994 Sleep with Me (key grip) / (key grip: New Mexico)
 1994 Shrunken Heads (grip - as Slim Jim Ballard)
 1993 Indecent Behavior (grip)
 1993 Quest of the Delta Knights (Video) (dolly grip) / (key grip)
 1993 Deadly Rivals (key grip: Los Angeles - as Slim Jim)
 1992 The Ice Runner (key grip - as Slim Jim Ballard) / (key grip / dolly grip)
 1991 Time Barbarians (key grip - as James Ballard)
 1989 Ice Pawn (grip - as 'Slim Jim' Ballard)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

'Slim Jim' Ballard | James M. Ballard | James S.J. Ballard | James Ballard | Jim 'Slim Jim' Ballard | Slim Jim Ballard | Slim Jim

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