James is a director and screenwriter from Hereford, England. 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 for international sales by Bankside Films and will premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018.
James (second from right) and the Jellyfish team at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017.