Jim McKay (director)


Jim McKay,[1] is an American film and television director, producer and writer.

Jim McKay
Born
OccupationTelevision director, film producer, screenwriter, film director, television producer
Years active1996–present

He has directed episodes of The Wire, Treme,[2] Big Love, Criminal Intent and Mr. Robot as well as writing and directing Everyday People and Angel Rodriguez.

Career


For The Wire McKay directed the fourth episode of the fourth season, "Refugees".[3][4] Show runner David Simon had seen McKay's HBO films and describes them as "masterful, ordinary-life movies" and thought that McKay would be perfect for the series based on their shared characteristics of accumulating drama in small moments.[5] McKay has worked with several cast members of the show on other projects including Reg E. Cathey and Jamie Hector on Everyday People and Wendell Pierce on Life Support.

Filmography


YearShowEpisodeNotes
2020 Home Before Dark "Search Party" Season 1, episode 7
"The Future Is Female" Season 1, episode 8
2019 Evil "Vatican III" Season 1, episode 7
For The People "The Boxer" Season 2, episode 7
The Good Fight "The One Where a Nazi Gets Punched" Season 3, episode 8
2018 En el séptimo día Producer, writer and director
Quantico "Deep Cover" Season 3, episode 8
Better Call Saul “Coushatta” Season 4, episode 8
Instinct “Bad Actors” Season 1, episode 9
The Good Fight “Day 436” Season 2, episode 5
“Day 415” Season 2, episode 2
2017 Quantico "Resistance" Season 2, episode 22
The Good Fight “ Self Condemned” Season 1, episode 9
“ Social Media and Its Discontents” Season 1, episode 6
Shades of Blue “Chaos Is Come Again” Season 2, episode 9
“Unpaid Debts” Season 2, episode 8
2016 Power “Trust Me” Season 3, episode 8
BrainDead “Goring Oxes: How You Can Survive the War on Government Through Five Easy Steps” Season 1, episode 3
“Playing Politics: Living Life in the Shadow of the Budget Showdown - A Critique” Season 1, episode 2
2015 Power “Time's Up” Season 2, episode 9
Mr. Robot "eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv" Season 1, episode 5
"eps1.2_d3bug.mkv" Season 1, episode 3
The Good Wife “KSR” Season 7, episode 10
“Taxed” Season 7, episode 4
“Innocents” Season 7, episode 2
“Dark Money” Season 6, episode 13
2014 Bosch "Chapter One: 'Tis the Season" (pilot) Season 1, episode 1
Rectify “Mazel Tov” Season 2, episode 6
The Good Wife "Trust Issues" Season 6, episode 2
"The Last Call" Season 5, episode 16
2013 The Good Wife “Red Team, Blue Team” Season 4, episode 14
Rectify “Plato’s Cave” Season 1, episode 4
Betrayal “ ...That Is Not What Ships Are Built For” Season 1, episode 4
Zero Hour "Sync” Season1, episode 7
The Americans ”Safe House” Season 1, episode 9
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Deadly Ambition” Season 14, episode 15
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Friending Emily” Season 14, episode 6
“Home Invasions” Season 13, episode 14
Treme “Saints“ Season 3, episode 2
Boss “Louder Than Words” Season 2, episode 1
Blue Bloods ”Reagan V. Reagan” Season 2, episode 17
2011 Boss ”Slip” Season 1, episode 4
"Reflex" Season 1, episode 2
The Good Wife "The Death Zone" Season 3, episode 2
"Silver Bullet" Season 2, episode 15
2010 Treme "Meet De Boys on the Battlefront" Season 1, episode 2
Law & Order "Immortal" Season 20, episode 21
"Four Cops Shot" Season 20, episode 17
The Good Wife "Bad Girls" Season 2, episode 7
In Treatment ”Jesse: Week Seven” Season 3, episode 27
”Jesse: Week Six” Season 3, episode 23
”Frances: Week Five” Season 3, episode 18
”Jesse: Week Four” Season 3, episode 15
”Adele: Week Three” Season 3, episode 12
”Jesse: Week Two” Season 3, episode 7
”Frances: Week Two” Season 3, episode 6
2009 The Good Wife "Unprepared" Season 1, episode 8
Law & Order "Dignity" Season 20, episode 5
"Take-Out" Season 19, episode 16
"Chattel" Season 19, episode 8
Hung "The Rita Flower or the Indelible Stench" Season 1, episode 7
In Treatment "April: Week Seven" Season 2, episode 32
"April: Week Five" Season 2, episode 22
"April: Week Four" Season 2, episode 17
Big Love "Empire" Season 3, episode 2
2008 Law & Order "Excalibur" Season 18, episode 18
"Quit Claim" Season 18, episode 7
Gossip Girl "The Ex-Files" Season 2, episode 4
New Amsterdam "Keep the Change" Season 1, episode 5
Breaking Bad "Cancer Man" Season 1, episode 4
2007 Big Love "Take Me As I Am" Season 2, episode 11
"Dating Game" Season 2, episode 6
Life Support Television movie, Writer
Law & Order Criminal Intent "Flipped" Season 6, episode 14
2006 "Maltese Cross" Season 6, episode 4
The Wire "Refugees" Season 4, episode 4
2005 Angel Rodriguez Television movie, Producer, Writer and Director
2004 Everyday People Television movie, Writer and Director
2000 Our Song Producer, Writer and Director
1996 Girls Town Writer and Director

References


  1. "Jim McKay". IMDb. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  2. HBO. "Treme episode "Meet De Boys on the Battleforont" synopsis". Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  3. Dennis Lehane, Ed Burns (October 31, 2004). "Refugees". The Wire. Season 4. Episode 04. HBO.
  4. "Episode guide – episode 41 Refugees". HBO. 2006. Retrieved October 3, 2006.
  5. Jim King (2003). "3rd Exclusive David Simon interview". The Wire at AOL. Retrieved November 5, 2007. Page 5