Founded by filmmaker Jim Granato, Autonomy16 Productions is a San Francisco based film & video operative committed to sharing life's experiences by 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", also editing and co-producing their videotape compilation, "Rock n Roll Show". The 2002 Downstream International Film Festival awarded him the Best Music Video award for "Carbon Copies" by underground indie-rock darlings Brando.  His most recent shorts, "A Day With My Boy: Slug War" (2014), premiered on the PBS Online Film Festival, and "Angels" (2013), screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Gate Award. Some of his other short films including "So Long, Kodachrome" (2010), "Vivid Dreams" (2008), and "Designated Routes in Nature and Time" (2008) have screened internationally. 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 released 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, The Travel Channel, Court TV, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, The Exploratorium and dozens of independent filmmakers and organizations worldwide.


You can also check out Jim Granato on the Internet Movie Database. Any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact Jim via email.






Filmmaker Jim Granato collaborates with his son, Alex Rey, and his unstoppable energy. Now playing exclusively on #PBSIndies


Jim Granato aka DJ JIM G is also on San Francisco's Radio Valencia! Every week, he and his show, Wax! Crackle! Pop! bring eclectic below the belt soul & rock n roll every Sunday night 10pm-Midnight PST. Some of his past guests include rock legends Mike Watt and Jonathan Richman. Every episode is also available via podcast.