Acting Like Nothing is Wrong, a documentary about Hollywood actor Jim Hoffmaster,
is in production. This is the fourth film from award winning writer/director Jane Rosemont.
Expected release is 2020.
Jim's working credentials include NCIS, Brooklyn 99 and Mad Men. He currently plays Kermit on
the TV series Shameless on Showtime, now in its 10th season, but his journey began with childhood abandonment and abuse. Jim ended up in foster care where he was erroneously thought to be mentally impaired. There was one loving foster mother in his life, but for the most part he was bullied and abused. Eventually he redirected his trauma to creative expression, acting. When he moved from the Midwest to Hollywood did he become"rich and famous?"
Despite what would seem to be a flourishing career, Jim struggles both professionally and personally.
Acting Like Nothing is Wrong poignantly explores his process of navigating life without a stable
upbringing, using survival skills and optimistic perseverance. The film poses universal questions. Do we ever completely overcome our traumas? What are our coping mechanisms? Is one person's trauma
more or less significant than another's? When does trauma open unexpected doors? Glimmers of hope and healthy doses of comedy will be vital elements in the film.
The film features special appearances by veteran actor and Academy Award winner Wes Studi (Last of the Mohicans, Dances With Wolves, Hostiles) and Kathy Knapp, (Pie Lady of Pie Town.)
Rosemont's previous films are Pie Lady of Pie Town, which was Academy Award© qualified (not nominated) in 2014, Apotheosis, and Shirts!. Awards for these films include Best Short, Best Music, Best Director, and Best Editing
Jane Rosemont and Jim Hoffmaster