James is a screenwriter, director and producer from Hereford, England. He likes to skateboard and was even sponsored once upon a time. In 2012 he co-wrote and directed a short film called Two Dancers, which starred Carl Barat of The Libertines. The film was selected as one of five films to represent the East End Film Festival at the closing night gala in 2013 and earned him a place on the Directing Fiction MA at the UK’s National Film & Television School the following year.
While at the NFTS, James wrote and directed The Car Washer, Barry Glitter and festival favourite Ferris & The Fancy Pigeon, which was shortlisted for the Odeon ‘Best Short of the Year’ and won the Royal Television Society award for ‘Best Drama’ in 2017. James’s debut feature film, Jellyfish is represented by Bankside Films and will premiere in early 2018. His follow up is in an advanced stage of development and is scheduled to shoot in the Summer of 2018.
James (second from right) and the Jellyfish team at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017.