James Scott 'Doc' Mason

James Mason

Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Santa Monica, California

Member Since:
March 2013
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About James

Not to be confused with the fine actor of the same name, I was born in Amityville, NY, again linking me to film history. My love of movies and entrepreneurial spirit led me to own a small video store specializing in obscure and hard-to-find films, and of course, Hollywood's best. However, it was soon clear that I had my own stories to tell.

I earned the nickname "Doc" in film school, where I often performed surgery on my fellow student's shorts. After finishing school, I made the move to Los Angeles to begin my career as a writer/director.

Within a few months I had written my first feature screenplay, the highly-regarded Vietnam Vet ghost drama entitled "Journey to Now" – which soon led to hired work in the horror genre.

My directorial debut 'Trespasses', a tightly contained suspense thriller shot on Super-16, had several successful screenings on the festival circuit, including the San Francisco Independent Film Festival.

​With eleven scripts notched on my belt, I have developed a unique thematic voice across many genres, writing stories that have passionate followings.



  • Journey to Now

    Journey to Now Drama War A visit to the Vietnam Memorial stirs memories for an alcoholic vet who must face the ghosts of his past in order to have a relationship with the daughter he’s never known.

  • Garden of Lost Souls

    Garden of Lost Souls Horror Thriller An unstable woman is recruited by a ghost of a murder victim bent on bloody revenge.

  • Binge

    Binge Thriller In Louisiana’s slow burn Creole country, a drug addicted detective hunts a fledgling killer.

  • Human Instinct

    Human Instinct Sci-fi Thriller An alien couple form a forbidden friendship with their new human neighbors, but when their identity is accidentally discovered they must escape or be executed.

  • Little Hollywood

    Little Hollywood Action Comedy When a five-foot-tall actor miraculously lands the lead in a big time action movie he must survive homicidal stunts designed by a scheming producer.

  • Eden 2.0

    Eden 2.0 Comedy Sci-fi Anti-Romantic Comedy; In the shadow of a looming apocalypse, the future of the human race rests in the hands of two bickering, newlywed scientists recruited by the Vatican for a secret operation.

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