Proof that you don't need big effects to make a haunting scifi film

From the director of Ghosts with Shit Jobs comes a lo-fi science fiction short about a woman who enters a safe house to escape the horrors outside. But while we're left to imagine the monsters she's fleeing, we witness the turmoil she's experiencing indoors. » 2/07/14 9:40am 2/07/14 9:40am

An alternate history where Twitter is genuinely disruptive

Jim Munroe, director of Ghosts with Shit Jobs, is back with a strange, Utopian short film. It's a mashup of an actual interview with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. In an alternate history, Dorsey realizes that Twitter has become corrupt and gives it back to the people by making it open source. » 11/11/13 9:47am 11/11/13 9:47am

If you want to understand the ethical implications of Google Glass,…

Several years ago, scifi filmmaker and videogame designer Jim Munroe wrote a film called Infest Wisely, an anthology of short movies about the near future. "Early Adopter" is a story about a woman who ingests nanobots that allow her to take pictures with her eyes, invisibly, without anyone realizing she's filming them.… » 3/14/13 5:53pm 3/14/13 5:53pm

A brilliant, satirical indie flick about the future of dead-end jobs

Last week marked the debut of Jim Munroe's latest indie flick, Ghosts with Shit Jobs, at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival. It played to a rapturous, sold-out crowd, and for good reason: As one of the festival organizers said, it's rare to see really smart, biting science fiction satire these days. Made for a budget of… » 5/15/12 11:16am 5/15/12 11:16am

Don't Remake These 21 Movies, Film These Books Instead!

There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film. » 3/05/10 1:17pm 3/05/10 1:17pm

"Sword of My Mouth" Explores How To Raise A Baby In Post-Rapture Detroit

With online comic "Sword of My Mouth," SF author Jim Munroe continues his tale of the Rapture and its aftermath that began with Therefore Repent!. Anarchist urban farmers fight paramilitary angels in this moving story about family and apocalypse. » 8/05/09 2:51pm 8/05/09 2:51pm

The Rapture is Real, Angels Have Machine Guns, and Dogs Can Talk

Imagine what would happen if all the right-wing Christians suddenly floated up into the sky, and your wiccan lesbian neighbors could suddenly do real magic. That's the premise of magic realist/scifi/defies description graphic novel Therefore Repent!, written by the awesome scifi author Jim Munroe and drawn beautifully … » 5/21/08 5:45pm 5/21/08 5:45pm

Science Fiction That Changed Political Rhetoric Forever

As we ramp up for election season, it's time to consider how science fiction has changed the face of politics. In California, where I live, we recently elected a science fiction actor Governor, but that's not what I mean. The question is, can science fiction change politics in the way other rhetoric does? We asked Jim … » 1/07/08 9:42am 1/07/08 9:42am