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James is a director and screenwriter from Hereford, England. He is a graduate of the UK’s National Film & Television School (Directing Fiction MA) and known for writing and directing the short films Barry Glitter, The Car Washer and festival favourite Ferris & The Fancy Pigeon, which was shortlisted for Odeon’s ‘Best Short of the Year’ and won the Royal Television Society award for ‘Best Drama’ in 2017.

James’s debut feature film JELLYFISH premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018 and had its International premiere shortly after at Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it won the ‘Michael Powell Award’ for ‘Best Performance in a British Feature Film’. In September 2018 Jellyfish won the Grand Jury, Critic, Screenplay and inaugural Performance ‘Hitchcock’ awards at Dinard Film Festival. In October 2018 it won ‘Best Film’ at the 16th edition of Alice Nella Cittá (Rome Film Festival). In December 2018 Jellyfish won the ‘Golden Goats’ Grand Jury award for Best Film, as well as the ‘Marcin’ Youth Jury award for Best Film.

James likes skateboarding, currently lives in London and is in development of several TV and feature film projects, including ‘Magpie’ with Mindseye. He is represented by Independent Talent in the UK and Zero Gravity Management in the USA.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
JELLYFISH
Company:
Bankside Films / Front Row Filmed Entertainment
Project details:
Director, Writer

EIFF 2018 Michael Powell Award for 'Best Performance in a British Feature Film' - Liv Hill & Sinéad Matthews (joint)

Dinard Film Festival 2018 Grand Jury, Critic, Screenplay and inaugural Performance ‘Hitchcock’ awards

Alice Nella Cittá (Rome International Film Festival) 2018 ‘Best Film’ award and special mention for Liv Hill

British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) 2018 ‘Best Newcomer’ - Liv Hill (nominee)

Ale Kino! 2018 ‘Golden Goats’ (Grand Jury, Best Film) & ‘The Marcin Award’ (Youth Jury, Best Film)

London Critics’ Circle ‘Young Performer of the Year’ 2018 - Liv Hill (nominee)

International Festival Du Mons 2019 Cineuropa & Screenplay Awards

Spiraglio Film Festival 2019 ‘Best Feature Film’ Award

Young Film Festival (Prague) 2019 ‘Best Feature Film’ Award
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
GRANS GONE WILD
Project details:
Director, Writer
Production (role):
MAGPIE
Project details:
Director, Writer
Production (role):
RONNIE DIAMOND
Project details:
Director, Writer
SHORT FILM
Date: 2016
Production (role):
FERRIS & THE FANCY PIGEON
Project details:
Director, Writer
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE CAR WASHER
Project details:
Director, Writer (screenplay)
Date: 2015
Production (role):
BARRY GLITTER
Project details:
Director, Writer
Date: 2012
Production (role):
TWO DANCERS
Project details:
Director, Co-Producer, Writer

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): JELLYFISH
    Company: Bankside Films / Front Row Filmed Entertainment
    Project details: Director, Writer

    EIFF 2018 Michael Powell Award for 'Best Performance in a British Feature Film' - Liv Hill & Sinéad Matthews (joint)

    Dinard Film Festival 2018 Grand Jury, Critic, Screenplay and inaugural Performance ‘Hitchcock’ awards

    Alice Nella Cittá (Rome International Film Festival) 2018 ‘Best Film’ award and special mention for Liv Hill

    British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) 2018 ‘Best Newcomer’ - Liv Hill (nominee)

    Ale Kino! 2018 ‘Golden Goats’ (Grand Jury, Best Film) & ‘The Marcin Award’ (Youth Jury, Best Film)

    London Critics’ Circle ‘Young Performer of the Year’ 2018 - Liv Hill (nominee)

    International Festival Du Mons 2019 Cineuropa & Screenplay Awards

    Spiraglio Film Festival 2019 ‘Best Feature Film’ Award

    Young Film Festival (Prague) 2019 ‘Best Feature Film’ Award
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): GRANS GONE WILD
    Project details: Director, Writer
  • Production (role): MAGPIE
    Project details: Director, Writer
  • Production (role): RONNIE DIAMOND
    Project details: Director, Writer
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): FERRIS & THE FANCY PIGEON
    Project details: Director, Writer
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE CAR WASHER
    Project details: Director, Writer (screenplay)
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): BARRY GLITTER
    Project details: Director, Writer
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): TWO DANCERS
    Project details: Director, Co-Producer, Writer
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