James Grant Goldin

James Grant Goldin

Author, Director, Playwright and Screenwriter

Manhattan Beach, California

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September 2016
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About James

Originally from New York. I've written and directed a wide variety of nonfiction docs for cable TV and online channels. Series include "The Universe," "Life After People," "Beyond Chance," "America's Secret Slang" and "Big History." Specials include "Comic Book Super-Heroes Unmasked" and "The Return of the King: A Filmmaker's Journey."

Also the self-published author of the serio-comic novel "The Legendary Adventures of the Pirate Queens" in paperback and Kindle (?ie=UTF8&qid=1474866723&sr=8-1&keywords=the+legendary+adventures+of+the+pirate+queens) and in audiobook form (?ie=UTF8&qid=1474866723&sr=8-1&keywords=the+legendary+adventures+of+the+pirate+queens) ... and, with my daughter, co-author of a fantasy book for readers 8-12 about the children of the Norse gods, "The Aesir Kids" (?ie=UTF8&qid=1474866878&sr=8-1&keywords=the+aesir+kids)



  • Mysteries & Scandals

    Mysteries & Scandals (2017)
    Television by Wilshire Studios Writer Murders involving celebrities, mostly.

  • Deep Time History

    Deep Time History (2015 - 2016)
    Internet by Flight 33 Productions (Documentary) Writer The connections between physics, chemistry, prehistoric geology and history. The connections between the potato and the automobile...and so forth. :)

  • The Universe

    The Universe (2009 - 2015)
    Television by Flight 33 Productions (Documentary and History) Writer This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

  • Codes and Conspiracies

    Codes and Conspiracies (2014)
    Television by Flight 33 Productions (Documentary) Writer My episode, "Did Aliens Visit the Ancients?" tells the story of the man who started the whole "ancient aliens" idea...and how that idea has absolutely no evidence to support it.

  • Big History

    Big History (2013)
    Television by Flight 33 Productions (Documentary) Director Explores many facets of epic moments in history from the past 13.7 billion years, from a Big History perspective.

  • Forgotten Planet

    Forgotten Planet (2011)
    Television by Flight 33 Productions (Documentary) Writer Journey to places forgotten by time - eerie locations that once hummed with activity and now are desolate... See full synopsis »

  • Life After People

    Life After People (2009 - 2010)
    Television by Flight 33 Productions (Documentary and Sci-Fi) Writer What would happen to planet earth if the human race were to suddenly disappear forever? Would ecosystems thrive? What remnants of our industrialized world would survive? What would crumble fastest? Life After People is a television series on which scientists, structural engineers, and other experts speculate about what might become of Earth should humanity instantly disappear. Written by Joyce M

  • Volcanoes

    Volcanoes (2009)
    Documentary by Flight 33 Productions (Documentary) Producer 10 ways volcanoes could kill you!

  • Police Tech

    Police Tech (2008)
    Television by KAOS (Documentary) Writer Cutting-edge crime fighting technology.

  • LA Forensics

    LA Forensics (2007)
    Television by Vantage Point Productions (Crime) Writer True stories of Los Angeles crime scene investigations.

  • Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman

    Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)
    Documentary by Prometheus Entertainment (Documentary and History) Writer In 1938, two aspiring comic strip talents, Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster, published a character that would create a new genre of fantasy, Superman, the first superhero. This film explores the creation of the character and his subsequent evolution over the decades through various media. With various interviews of noted creative luminaries, the film shows how the character has adapted to the times and bounced back from times when he felt irrelevant to always regain his prominence as one of the great heroes of popular culture. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • A Filmmaker's Journey: Making The Return of the King

    A Filmmaker's Journey: Making The Return of the King (2004)
    Television by Genuine Buck (Documentary) Writer A 30 minute exploration of how Peter Jackson turned J.R.R. Tolkien's book into the final film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Aired on TV in New York and Los Angeles as part of New Line's Oscar campaign, later included as a DVD extra.

  • Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked

    Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (2003)
    TV Movie by Triage Entertainment (Documentary) Writer Industry insiders like Stan Lee and Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) reflect on the way their colorful creations reflect society at large. They have spread from the pulpy pages of nickel comics to Saturday morning cartoons, the big screen and beyond. They have evolved from simple, All-American heroes to tortured, complicated characters reflecting the dreams, desires and fears of modern society. From Superman to The Sandman, Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked is a fascinating, feature-length look at the evolution of an art form that has proved remarkably adaptable and enduring. Filled with classic images from DC and Marvel Comics as well as extensive interviews with modern masters of the graphic novel like Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), this documentary, originally aired on the History Channel, goes far beyond the superficial escapist fantasies to probe the forces that shaped the characters who have become legend. In the adventures of The Incredible Hulk, Spider Man, The... Written by Yocke

  • Moments of Truth with Stephen Ambrose

    Moments of Truth with Stephen Ambrose (2001)
    Documentary by Triage Entertainment (Documentary, War and History) Writer World War II veterans, and others who were alive then, reminisce about their wartime "moments of truth".

  • The Smoking Section

    The Smoking Section (2000)
    Film (Short) Writer Satire. Two women rebel against society as they share a cigarette outside a non-smoking restaurant.

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