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James is a director and screenwriter from Hereford, England. His 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’. Since then JELLYFISH has gone on to be screened at multiple film festivals around the world winning numerous awards along the way, as well as earning a five star review in the Financial Times and a glowing review from Mark Kermode, in which he called Liv Hill’s performance “fabulous”.
James likes skateboarding, currently lives in London and is in development of several feature film and TV projects, including Freak Out!, an adaptation of Pauline Butcher’s memoir about working as Frank Zappa’s secretary back in the late sixties. He is represented by Independent Talent in the UK and World Builder Entertainment 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
SHORT FILM
Date: 2020
Production (role):
BICYCLE THIEF
Project details:
Director, Writer, Producer
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
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa
Production (role):
Execution Dependent Body Disposal Comedy
Production (role):
Ronnie Diamond

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
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): BICYCLE THIEF
    Project details: Director, Writer, Producer
  • 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
  • Production (role)
  • Production (role): Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa
  • Production (role): Execution Dependent Body Disposal Comedy
  • Production (role): Ronnie Diamond