Abraham Lim received his BFA/MFA for film at New York University. Lim paid his way through school by working as an editor and eventually as a director of music videos for Riviera Films, whose roster included Gus VanSant and Larry Clark. In 1996 he left Riviera Films to develop his feature film Roads and Bridges. In 1997 Lim’s thesis film Fly won a number of awards at the NYU First Run Film Festival including best directing, acting, editing, and cinematography. After seeing Fly, director Robert Altman invited Lim to L.A. and asked him to edit his next film Cookie’s Fortune. Altman then signed on to executive produce Lim’s next feature Roads and Bridges. In 2002 Lim was selected for Fox Searchlight’s Searchlab for new directors. His screenplay The Achievers made it to the top 50 finalists of HBO’s Project Greenlight, and in 2005 was awarded a production grant from the NAATA media fund supporting Asian American filmmakers.
Tribeca All Access® | 2005