James Aylett

James Aylett

Author, Director of Photography and Screenwriter

London, England

Member Since:
May 2013
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About James

As writer: internet dramas The Sitcom (“if you haven't already watched it you absolutely must“ — The Guardian) and Degrees of Separation (pending, also director of some episodes). As DP: short films Beach (winner of the Strawberry Shorts best local film audience and jury awards), Death Sentence (official selection, Film Noir Festival, Paris), and Hide and Seek (James Lark director on all three). Second unit camera for shorts A Hand in the Bush and Purgatory (Lark) & Summer's End (Croker).

Have also written for satirical newssheets The Friday Thing, London News Revue and NSFWCORP; co-written a book on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; and run an improvised theatre company.



  • Death Sentence

    Death Sentence (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Horror) Cinematographer The wife of a work-obsessed screenwriter discovers that he has based a character on her, and starts to question exactly how much of her life is being exploited. The writer tries to resolve the problem by killing his creation and she grows increasingly paranoid about his intentions, forcing him develop his story in a way that threatens to have terminal consequences for their marriage. Written by Anonymous

  • A Hand in the Bush

    A Hand in the Bush (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director Amanda is young, carefree and in love. Things get complicated, however, when she meets Gemma. As different a pair of girls as you could find, they do have one thing in common: their boyfriend. When they discover for just how long their beloved Brian has been cheating on them, they agree that he deserves to be taught a lesson. But they are about to find out how deeply he has his claws into them - and how close adversity is about to bring them... Written by Anonymous

  • Purgatory

    Purgatory (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department When Andy is hit by a car and finds his whole life flashing before him, he realizes what a missed opportunity his life was - and how far he's prepared to go for a second chance.


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