Jim Cairns

Executive Producer

Jim Cairns

Jim Cairns is both the executive producer of The Ride and one of the featured characters. He has a unique command of the English language and is renowned for his one-liners; his favourite sayings are “Let’s make it happen!” and “I’m onto it like a fat rat”, followed by “You’ve got to piss out of the dick you got”.

Jim was the mastermind behind the trip and the driving force that pulled it all together. He wanted to make a documentary of the adventure to raise awareness about what people with a disability can do, so he teamed up with Sandra to help him realise his vision. Prior to his diversion into filmmaking, for many years Jim was the WA General Manager of Operations for Caterpillar. Jim is married to the wonderful Marianne and has two beautiful children.

  • AGAINST THE GRAIN PRESENTS, THE RIDE, A FILM BY SANDRA COOK - CRAIG PARSONS, JIM CAIRNS, ANTON ZAPPELLI, TERRY MADER - CINEMATOGRAPHY BY CONAN FITZPATRICK, SOUND RECORDIST ROB STANKOVICH, EDITED BY TIM WOODHOUSE - OFFLINE EDITOR ELENDIL ARCHER, ONLINE EDITOR ERFAN KHADEM, MUSIC BY ROBERT CLARK, SOUND DESIGNER JOHN BRIDGES - ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS SCOTT BRYAN & MARCEL PETRIG & SCOTT LANE & IAN GREEN - TITLES & GRAPHICS BY HACKETT FILMS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JIM CAIRNS & SUSAN MACKINNON - DIRECTED BY SANDRA COOK, PRODUCED BY SANDRA COOK