About Bigtop Studios

BigTop Studios embodies a larger than life approach to filmmaking and studio financing – the big, daring, boisterous ideas too effervescent to ignore find homes here. Paired with 15 years of comedy and entertainment prowess, we understand implicitly the rumbling caravan’s diverse cast of characters needed to put on the best shows imaginable, produce the best independent films and comedy specials available, and work with the best in the entertainment industry in realizing their specific and eclectic visions.

"Hickox is a sagacious producer, generous collaborator and a real true blue to boot. His background as comedian and filmmaker informs Jim’s vision for Bigtop as an artist friendly company that blazes trails in experiential events and storytelling across all types of media. His exuberant engine runs on making fun stuff and having a ball doing it."

- Matt Olsen and Phoebe Bottoms, Filmmakers, Producers and Promoters


"Collaborating with Bigtop on meaningful, future-changing storytelling has been in all ways delightful. Bigtop, and Jim Hickox, is a visionary partner, a true collaborator – in for the long game, and invested in building lasting and sustainable projects and relationships. A rare beast in the industry jungle."

- Christine Guenther, PGA International Liason and Founder of Fireglory Pictures


"Bigtop gave me complete creative control in the making of my special. I chose the locations, the crew and was fully autonomous in the editing process. As an artist, I will forever be grateful for the freedom Jim and Bigtop afforded me."

- Sam Tallent, Comedian and Author