James Welday

James Welday

James Welday Creative
Screenwriter, Director, Filmmaker, Script Coordinator, Videographer and Editor

Long Beach, California

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About James

Born and raised in California, I’ve long had a passion for storytelling, and the craft involved. Any brilliant form of plot-driven art should begin with the story, and that's where the writer comes in. I work in a wide variety of genres, including biopics, historical, gothic horror, film noir, and currently in animation. I've written a spec TV miniseries, a TV pilot, a variety of screenplays, film shorts, with many more ideas that have yet to be put to paper.

I'm a graduate of The Los Angeles Film School, majoring in both Editing and Directing, where I immediately found work in the film industry in both Trailer Houses and Reality TV.

Screenwriting and all its aspects are what fuel my creative passion.  It's a pleasure to network and connect with each and every one of you.

Unique traits: Works fast and concise, always ensuring a quick turnaround.

Loglines

  • The Devil At My Heels - A Mini-Series in 10 Parts

    The Devil At My Heels - A Mini-Series in 10 Parts Budget: $30M+ | War Biography When bombardier and former Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini’s B-24 crashes over the Pacific, against all odds, he begins a journey of spirituality, endurance, and the simple will to survive. Based on the harrowing memoir.

  • On A Road Less Traveled

    On A Road Less Traveled Budget: $30M+ | Mystery Horror At the height of World War II, a troubled teen is sent away to her estranged Aunt and Uncle’s inn deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Upon discovering long-dormant family secrets, she becomes convinced the inn is haunted.

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera Budget: $30M+ | Mystery Horror The blossoming romance of Victome Raoul de Chagny and young soprano Christine Daae is pushed to their limits when a mysterious spectre haunts the Palais Garnier. Gaston Leroux’s classic novel is faithfully brought to life.

  • Touch of Darkness

    Touch of Darkness Budget: $1M - $5M | Sci-fi Film-noir When re-emerging memories of a life he never lived begin plaguing an unassuming salesman, his reality takes a nightmarish turn.

Credits

Education

  • The Los Angeles Film School
    (2004-2005)

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