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Jimmie Fails

Actor & Filmmaker Best Known for "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"; Co-Founder of Longshot Features

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 Jimmie Fails Biography

Jimmie Fails is an actor and filmmaker best known for his lead role in the semi-autobiographical film The Last Black Man in San Francisco.

Fails was born and raised in San Fransisco, CA, where he lived in the predominantly Black middle-class Fillmore district of San Francisco until he was three years old. After his grandfather died, however, his house was foreclosed on because his relatives could not afford the expense, and he spent the remainder of his childhood in foster care and public housing. Only he and his father remained in the city; the rest of the relatives moved out.

Growing up, Fails met Joe Talbot at the neighborhood park that divided their neighborhoods. They soon became close friends and first began making short movies together during high school. Their short film, Last Stop Livermore, made in collaboration with Joe's brother, Nat, was a finalist in the Golden Gate Award. Their second official short, American Paradise, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Talbot and Fails conceived of the film The Last Black Man in San Francisco as teenagers and in 2015, they created a Kickstarter campaign to fund it. Danny Glover, a San Francisco native, called Fails directly to express his interest in the film.

The film is semi-autobiographical and tells the story of a fictionalized version of Fails, played by the actor, who attempts to reclaim a Victorian home built by his grandfather in a gentrified area of San Francisco. The film was Fails' first professional acting role, receiving positive critical reviews.

In 2019, Talbot formed a production company called Longshot Features with Fails.

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Jimmie Fails

Actor & Filmmaker Best Known for "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"; Co-Founder of Longshot Features

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Jimmie Fails Biography

Jimmie Fails is an actor and filmmaker best known for his lead role in the semi-autobiographical film The Last Black Man in San Francisco.

Fails was born and raised in San Fransisco, CA, where he lived in the predominantly Black middle-class Fillmore district of San Francisco until he was three years old. After his grandfather died, however, his house was foreclosed on because his relatives could not afford the expense, and he spent the remainder of his childhood in foster care and public housing. Only he and his father remained in the city; the rest of the relatives moved out.

Growing up, Fails met Joe Talbot at the neighborhood park that divided their neighborhoods. They soon became close friends and first began making short movies together during high school. Their short film, Last Stop Livermore, made in collaboration with Joe's brother, Nat, was a finalist in the Golden Gate Award. Their second official short, American Paradise, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Talbot and Fails conceived of the film The Last Black Man in San Francisco as teenagers and in 2015, they created a Kickstarter campaign to fund it. Danny Glover, a San Francisco native, called Fails directly to express his interest in the film.

The film is semi-autobiographical and tells the story of a fictionalized version of Fails, played by the actor, who attempts to reclaim a Victorian home built by his grandfather in a gentrified area of San Francisco. The film was Fails' first professional acting role, receiving positive critical reviews.

In 2019, Talbot formed a production company called Longshot Features with Fails.

Jimmie Fails Videos

  • Actor Jimmie Fails of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" at...
    A conversation with the lead actor of the film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” a depiction of a young man’s struggle to come to terms...
  • Jimmie Fails & Joe Talbot Speak on 'The Last Black Man in San...
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco | Official Trailer HD | A24
    Directed by Joe Talbot and starring Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, and Danny Glover. Winner of the Sundance Best Director...

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  • How to book Jimmie Fails?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jimmie Fails for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jimmie Fails, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jimmie Fails or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jimmie Fails?

    Booking fees for Jimmie Fails, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jimmie Fails, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jimmie Fails?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jimmie Fails for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jimmie Fails for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jimmie Fails or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jimmie Fails or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jimmie Fails is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jimmie Fails for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Jimmie Fails generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mahershala Ali, Carl Franklin, Regina Hall, Charles D. King and Rick Famuyiwa. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jimmie Fails for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jimmie Fails Speaker Videos

  • Actor Jimmie Fails of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" at CityLab DC
    A conversation with the lead actor of the film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” a depiction of a young man’s struggle to come to terms with the changing face of his hometown. Actor Jimmie...
    Jimmie Fails & Joe Talbot Speak on 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco | Official Trailer HD | A24
    Directed by Joe Talbot and starring Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, and Danny Glover. Winner of the Sundance Best Director and Special Jury Awards. The Last Black Man in...

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