Founded by filmmaker Jim Granato, Autonomy16 Productions is a San Francisco based film & video operative committed to sharing life's experiences and visualizing the stories that come from it.
Jim Granato has directed and produced several films and music videos since 1996. He collaborated with San Francisco's punk rock artists The Bobbyteens for their 1999 music video, "Hot City Boy". The 2002 Downstream International Film Festival awarded him the Best Music Video award for "Carbon Copies" featuring the music of Brando. Many of his short films, most recently "Vivid Dreams" (2008), have screened before audiences both locally and worldwide. Granato is also one of the co-founders of the San Francisco Super 8 Ex Corps, a group of rotating artists who participate in shooting short super 8 films based on the surrealist game exquisite corpse.
Jim Granato has been involved with several independent feature film productions such as past festival favorites "Stuck" (2003), "Mango Kiss" (2004), and "Revolution Summer" (2007). In addition, he's worked on award-winning documentary features including Taggart Siegel's "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" (2005), Michael Jacobs' "Audience of One" (2007) and Dori Berinstein's "Some Assembly Required" (2008).
In 2009, Granato made his feature length documentary debut "D tour", screening in dozens of cities all over the country. The film won several awards including the Golden Gate award for Bay Area Documentary Feature from the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Jury prize for Best Documentary from the Bend Film Festival. On November 10, 2009 "D tour" premiered nationally on the Emmy award-winning series Independent Lens on PBS.
As a freelance Director, Producer, Videographer and Editor, he has worked on projects for ITVS, The History Channel, Court TV, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, The SF Exploratorium and dozens of independent filmmakers and organizations worldwide.