James is a New York-based director, writer, producer and founder of Orbital Sound, a digital creative media company located on the web at orbitalsound.biz.
As a creative, James has worked with artists in the music and movie industry on their projects, including audio books, theatrical backing tracks, avid editing, and song production. He has recorded Loren Barrigar, Grammy winner Joanne Shenandoah, and his screenplay Santa Clause Conquers The Martians was led in a table read by actor Matt Malloy. His media company provides numerous indie directors with digital cinema packages (DCP) allowing their independent work to gain access to audiences on the big screens that movie theaters have to offer at festivals like the Slater Brother's Hamilton International Film Festival and Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018.
As a filmmaker, he's currently working on The Bradbury, an animated short that he will write, direct and produce for Orbital Sound Pictures. He can be reached at orbitalsound@. And, of course you can find him right here on Stage 32!
Slumpbusters Sports ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Family Thirty-somethings revive a childhood little league grudge with Vaseline, girlfriends and pick-up games in the bedroom.
Secret Santas Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy "Welcome To Hope. Put On Your Coat And Stay Awhile!" (Visitor welcome sign outside of Hope, New York) There never was a town in greater need of a holiday scam or two sales reps in greater need of a town. When their boss thinks he has created the perfect sales team by pairing up nice guy Peter with obnoxious veteran media rep Phil Drake he sends them on a Night-Before-Christmas sales call to the tourist trap town of Hope. After ending up in the wrong place, serving time for a rash of charity thefts they didn't commit and losing their jobs, the pair write the book on how to extort money and ruin Hope's Annual Ice Hole Fishing Derby Contest. Posing as federal criminal investigators sent to investigate the crime spree, they enlist the aid of the mayor's office, the town flasher, and fall in with a prickly bar maid who wants nothing to do with the holidays or either one of them. With the help of her foul mouthed but adorable daughter the salesmen become unwitting Secret Santas in this seasonal holiday screenplay.
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians Sci-fi ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Family Slacker mall santa shows Martians the true meaning of Christmas... Sort of.
Aisha & The Water Dragon Adventure ⋄ Animation ⋄ Family ⋄ Fantasy A computer scientist employs advanced virtual reality to empower his granddaughter. Call Me Aisha. I've been told in order to get ahead in this world you have to make a lot of noise; but for a twelve year old who is introverted and soft-spoken that can be a problem. Bullied at my new school for having pointed ears and infrequent seizures; it doesn't help either that my middle name is Moon. When I received a mysterious and enchanting text message and print-out bus ticket to Frederick, Maryland from a Professor Atanasoff claiming to be my grandfather who wanted me to spend the summer with him away from the bullies of Long Island, I jumped at the chance to run away from my problems and meet the curious relative my parents had never mentioned. Dropped off along a deserted stretch of highway I was met by the ninety-one year old professor descending in a lighter-than-airship he called a vertical zeppelin. We sailed away to a place that is not on any map - as true places never are; and to my surprise, the charming fishing village of Rock Island was not only completely surrounded by water - it was actually in the water. A curious place altogether, its elvish inhabitants were rarely seen out and about at first, and the principal means of transportation are solely by boat, balloon - or combination of the two. My explorer's curiosity lead me on a summer's adventure of a lifetime in which I found the courage from within to stand up for a new friend and for myself in a world where bullying can happen to anyone.
DYSTOPIA Sci-fi ⋄ Animation ⋄ Drama A music label mogul sets out to destroy the ambitions of a steampunk musician... and vice versa. In the twilight of the twenty-first century, Earth has a population exceeding one billion. For many, the technological dreams of the past have become a reality that has emulsified industries, cultures, and spiritual systems into a complex network of world order. It is an emergent period of peace, prosperity and safety that is maintained by the Guardians and their nano-robiotic body and mind enhanced Shadow Dancers. For Djawu Qaletaqu, a twenty-one-year-old Hopi steampunk musician in the recently formed global capital city of Nu Jeru, this new order means compulsive world service duty for indies like himself. Compelled to avoid world service conscription in the upcoming lotteries, he must find a way to break into the corporate music scene. The accidental discovery of a secret terroristic data threat hidden within the hottest nightspot on the planet catapults the brash and impetuous sitarian slinger into a series of adventures and political intrigues. Accompanied by a child-sized human assister Readybot and a powerful and beautiful Shadow Dancer, Djawu challenges the plans of a mysterious and sinister force.
DYSTOPIA: Broken Blossom Sci-fi ⋄ Animation ⋄ Drama A frail shadow dancer abused by her brutal guardian is befriended by a self-aware maintenance dr01d with tragic consequences.
The Bradbury Sci-fi A group of DrO1ds traveling in a suspended rail coach find their journey complicated by a fugitive Readybot and learn something about one another along the route to Circuit City, Nu York.
A Lobster's Tale Animation ⋄ Family A lobster trapped fast talker spins a whopping fish story in exchange for freedom.