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About James

My initial background was precision engineering and my writing career started spontaneously following a boring season of Xmas TV.

In 2005, I studied writing at the Irish Film Centre in Dublin, Ireland.
My first screenplay placed in the top 2% of an international competition [4,300 entries, 28 countries].
It went straight to Universal Studios and kept on file for a future production in that genre.

My action/disaster movie titled; “SILENT SPRING” and the drama script; “CHANGE OF HEART” caught the attention of the renowned script guru and author of “Save the Cat”, Blake Snyder. Blake personally recommended me to a well established agency in the UK.

In 2008, I was recommended by a director and hired to write a movie script on the true life story of a US based female sports celebrity. A second draft of the screenplay was given a “strong consider” and the consultant/agent from a top literacy agency in Los Angeles put it up on her website.

During 2010 – ’11… I completed a ProSeries course in screenwriting and was featured several times on the official website. I’m now an Alumni Screenwriter.

In 2012, one of my screenplays was passed around by other professionals in L.A. As a result, I was both referred and recommended to a top agency there. A busy agent read the script and decided to represent all my work. Two other clients within the same agency include Suzanne Collins, movie: “The Hunger Games” and Brian Selznick, movie: “Hugo”.

In June 2013, my psycho-thriller titled; “COMMITTED” was optioned.

In July 2013, I became an Associate Producer for a production being shot in Ireland and the US.

I was also contacted by the chairman and CEO of a gaming corporation in the US who also produces independent films. I was offered regular work and invited to collaborate with two other screenwriters in developing new movie scripts.

In 2016, I wrote a full 97 page feature screenplay - along with two 'shorts' - on legendary Irish iconic character, Molly Malone. One of the 'shorts' is currently a finalist in the Waterford Film Festival.

I have completed eight full feature screenplays to date... including two 'short' films.




    MOLLY MALONE Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama Molly Malone struggles to keep her forbidden love a secret while defending her reputation that she is only a hawker by day and not a prostitute by night.


    CHANGE OF HEART Comedy Drama A resentful youth rejects his uncle’s fortune, but hard experience in a convalescence hospital forces a ‘change of heart’.


    PETS ARE FROM PLUTO Drama Fantasy An alien pet on the run befriends a young boy and uses its unique powers to reform his contentious father.


    ELIXIR OF LIFE Drama A drug lord's obsession with longevity forces a shy youth into a fight for life when his girlfriend's father discovers an 'elixir' while working on Down Syndrome.


    THE ROSE: ROLLER DERBY QUEEN Drama Sports A disadvantaged youth builds her inner soul from success on the track and becomes a sports legend at 15 in Roller Derby games.


    THE HEAVENS' BURN Action Drama A disgraced journalist battles enemy and elements to survive and expose corrupt politicians after their crazed weapons scientist triggers the demise of planet earth.


    COMMITTED Thriller When an actor is sent for psychiatric monitoring following his plea of 'temporary insanity', the mother of the child he killed enters the facility and schemes to drive him crazy stopping him getting back out. But her own sanity comes under scrutiny and it becomes unclear who is doing the acting or who will walk free!

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