James Ford

James Ford

Excelsior Films and The Hotel Paranoia Collaborative Creativity Collective

Filmmaker, actor and producer in Worthing, United Kingdom

About James

Jim Ford is a writer actor and director. Graduate of The Camberwell School of Art with a background that includes The Fire Service He Grew up the only son of a Telephonist from Shepherds Bush and a Bookmaker from Holborn. His Fathers family were Old Covent Garden people Theatrical scene shifters at Drury lane and Flower sellers for over a hundred years. Hi Father died when he was 2. So he settled into life as a child with his mothers mother in South London, Jim says; "my mum worked every hour god sent, so I had plenty of time as a child to exercise my imagination. I was reading the newspapers by age 5, I thank my mum and her brutal enforcement of The Janet and John Books for that. If you cant read you'll never learn anything she used to say." He grew up south of the river and went to Tulse Hill school for boy's. Camberwell Art School came next, Followed by a varied career that included Hairdressing Retail and The Fire Service. That and Punk and the 70's spent on the Kings Road in Chelsea and Skateboarding on the south bank shaped and nurtured a love for the extreme. In The 80's Jim spent time as a Scooter Boy, being a member of the notorious A23 Crusaders Scooter Club. Jim. has run clubs and been responsible for some culturally significant Artwork back in 88 which helped bring the underground Acid house club The Shoom to the attention of the masses. Jim is a 55 years young Ex London Fireman. Retiring early after taking a very high fall. Jim states: "This caused me to re-evaluate my life. I travelled extensively thereafter, living in an Ashram in India and trekking the Himalayas before finally settling for some years in SE Asia, Thailand, where I learned about the for-ex won and lost. Worked briefly for the Bangkok Post and raced Mountain Bikes. A passion which still endures" Jim met his partner there and returned home after the birth of their first son. Now another son and two daughters later, they spend two months minimum there each year renewing old friendships. Jim has lived and worked in the US, Driven Coast to Coast and worked as a waiter in a very well connected Italian Seafood restaurant. Jim reminisces "I even once served coffee to John Gotti and his associates. These days its my mission to join together with others and create significant works for the consumption of the digital generation. Jim lives at the coast in Worthing West Sussex.


Name: James Ford

Lives in: Worthing, United Kingdom

Company: Excelsior Films and The Hotel Paranoia Collaborative Creativity Collective

Occupation: Filmmaker, Actor, Producer and Screenwriter

Unique traits: I am a committed determined individual highly capable of delivering on time and without excuse on everything and anything I set my mind to.

Projects

  • Dead Trace In Development

    Dead Trace In Development (2016)
    Film (Horror) Director An excellent Horror script that has been endorsed by a number of the leading blogs a true project where collaboration is key currently seeking finance. Concept page. http://insider.wix.com/hotelparanoiafilms#!__dead-trace

  • 88 The second summer of love in Development

    88 The second summer of love in Development (2016)
    Film by large Art Productions (Drama) Producer An emotive storyline a rousing soundtrack that has it all. Set in the heady days of 1988 during the second summer of love. Currently seeking Finance.

  • The Tilbury Run in Development

    The Tilbury Run in Development (2014 - 2016)
    Film by Twisted Media (Crime) Writer/Director The Tilbury Run, One Mans Way In Is Another Mans Way Out. Set amidst the explosive heartland of Essex, When Drugs Guns and Money Collided Head On with the hedonistic scene of underground club land. seeking major finance.

  • Theign In development

    Theign In development (2016)
    Film (short) by Ford Films (Fantasy) Producer The four horseman are riding. An interwoven tale of four character's who encounter death and what comes after.

  • Devil Dog Shuck Returns

    Devil Dog Shuck Returns (2016)
    Film (Horror) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Grovers Half Hour

    Grovers Half Hour (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Director A brief Documentary that tells the tale of the rise of Bob Grover, front man of Brighton's legendary Punk band The Pirahna's and his association with Guitarist and chief cohort John Helmer .

  • Cold Roads Shooting

    Cold Roads Shooting (2015)
    Film by Hotel Paranoia Films (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Director Cold Roads was originally planned as a web series With a number of scenes shot. Cast issues including the retirement of some key players caused the shelving of the project and restructuring as a feature to which it is more suited. Currently seeking finance. Scene from the series indicative of the style of the concept shot and directed by one of our key collaborators. https://youtu.be/9ACBHVnU0eU

  • Consumed Static Air

    Consumed Static Air (2015)
    Film (Sci-Fi) Actor Film makers catch live footage beyond their wildest dreams while shooting a low budget movie.The shocked and stunned Actors and Film makers are traumatized by what they have all just witnessed.

  • StaggeR .0

    StaggeR .0 (2015)
    Film (Crime) Archive footage Jake and Chris identical twin brothers in crime join forces again after many years.Chris thinking Jake was dead and possibly for the best. Chris must again work with his less than trustworthy Brother now sleepy Suffolk is again in mayhem.

  • Ice Dancing the Raw Edge

    Ice Dancing the Raw Edge (2013)
    Film (Sport) Director Shot on Location in Sheffield This short film tells the story of The British Senior Ice Dance Squads Battle for Seats on the plane to The Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2009. http://insider.wix.com/hotelparanoiafilms#!__ice-dancing

  • Cockneys vs Zombies

    Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Actor This British movie is about a group of inept criminals who decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather's retirement home from being demolished by developers. Meanwhile on another building site some workers dig up an old graveyard and they get bitten by the "undead" which sets off a chain reaction. Then the bank robbers are cornered by the police while in the process of the robbery, but when they exit they find that they are all dead as a result of the horde of zombies. They have to get to the retirement home before the zombies do! Written by Michael Hallows Eve

  • How to Stop Being a Loser

    How to Stop Being a Loser (2011)
    Film (Comedy) Actor James is useless with women, but his luck changes under the tutelage of pick-up artist, Ampersand. As James learns the art of seduction he begins to wonder about Ampersand's intentions and questions what would truly make him happy in life.

  • Kite jumper

    Kite jumper (2010)
    Documentary by Hotel Paranoia (Documentary) Director This film tells the story of two south coast Kite Boarders Lewis Crathern and Jake Scrace and their rivalry to become the first to leap from the water over a fixed structure with a kite.

  • The Last Seven

    The Last Seven (2010)
    Film (Thriller) Actor A feature length thriller/horror set in post-apocalyptic London starring Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Simon Phillips, Ronan Vibert, Sebastian Street, Daisy Head, Rita Ramnani and John Mawson. The film tells the story of a cataclysmic event that leaves only 7 remaining people on earth and their desperate struggle to understand the events as they are hunted one by one by a demonic power. Written by Ty Power

  • Baseline

    Baseline (2010)
    Film (Action, Crime and Drama) Actor The Baseline is the centre of the East London grime club scene and the queue regularly stretches around the block. Danny works on the door - breaking up fights and managing drunk kids. However, when he rescues Terry, the club owner and local gang leader, from a hitman, Danny is suddenly plunged deep into an underworld he had tried so hard to avoid. Danny is promoted to manager, but only on the condition that he turns a blind eye to the shady goings on both on and off the dance-floor. Danny and his girlfriend Jessica dream of setting up their own club, but Danny is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice when he has to choose between loyalty, morality and his own dreams of escape. Written by Miranda Howard-Williams

  • Stagger

    Stagger (2009)
    Film (Action, Crime, Horror and Sci-Fi) Actor Jakes finds himself having to deal with all of it as well as the clash between rival gangs organizing illegal raves. An associate of Jake has combined a new Bio Drug that he nor any body else knows all of the odd side effects. Written by Paul.T.T.Easter

  • The Drowners

    The Drowners (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Actor A film about the decentring effect of emotional connection and romantic tension within a microcosm.

  • Temptation

    Temptation (2009)
    Film (Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Actor After a heavy night out with the girls, Isabel, and attractive young professional woman catches an illegal mini-cab home. Things take a turn for the worse when the cabbie pulls her into an ally and violently forces himself onto her, taking her life. From high above on the rooftop, an ancient female Vampire notices. Taken in by Isabel's beauty and innocence, she dispatches the Cabbie and feeds Isabel a drop of her immortal blood. Isabel awakes with 48 hours to decide whether to embrace immortality, or kill herself before she becomes undead. Written by Brit Films

  • Complainers

    Complainers (2008)
    Television (Comedy and Reality-TV) Actor https://youtu.be/dQg_p5nYUIE

  • Hanrahan Investigates

    Hanrahan Investigates (2007)
    Television (Crime and Mystery) Actor Will Hanrahan and his team of undercover investigators seek to help clients uncover mysterious circumstances surrounding their lives.

James's Profile Statistics

  • Since: April 2015
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