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James has been a filmmaker for over 25 years. His award-winning body of work includes short films, features, television, documentaries and other multimedia web-based projects, screening throughout the global marketplace.
When he came to California in the late 80’s, he launched his first production company, “Damaged Californians Productions”. In his earlier work, James moved through the production world quickly, taking on the jobs of producer, director, director of photography, and editor.
From there, James produced and directed his first feature, a 16mm art-house film entitled, “Below 30 - Above 10,000”, winning awards worldwide in 1994.
Next, James produced and directed the highly acclaimed film, “Wanderlust”, a 35mm film, which received worldwide distribution from Echelon Entertainment. Since then he has independently produced many feature films, including comedies, family drama, horror, thriller/sci-fi, and documentaries.
Some of his most recent projects include. The Korean film entitled ”Papa”. This family drama/comedy was shot in Georgia and was a co-production between the U.S. and South Korea. This film was theatrically released in January of 2012. The feature documentary entitled “Death Zone – Cleaning Mount Everest”, Narrated by Patrick Stewart. Death Zone is about a brave group of Sherpas who travel to the highest point on the planet to cleanse the mountain of trash and dead bodies. Scheduled for a worldwide release in 2016.
Most recently James produced the feature film entitled “Within The Dark” this psychological sci-fi thriller, Directed by Drew Gabreksi, starring Brian Krause, Jaimi Paige, and Louis Herthum is scheduled for release 2016.
As owner of Eagle Eye Entertainment, Inc. and producing partner at DarkShed and Speedwell Media Group. James continues to independently produce and direct film and various digital multimedia projects.
IMDB – P. James Keitel II
Within the Dark
Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Producer Not long after John Chambers and his family arrive at their new home in a small country town of Pennsylvania, John begins to experience sleep paralysis. Lying there paralyzed, trapped within his own nightmare, other-worldly beings visit John. They are entities which exist in the darkest shadows of the night and can only be seen out of the corner of one's eye. These encounters begin to haunt John, transforming to complete terror as he discovers the entities' sole purpose... the abduction of his seven year old son. In the end, John will uncover the town's horrific secret, a portal on his land, and make one last attempt to save his son before the shadow people permanently take him away to their world. Written by Anonymous
Death Zone: Cleaning Mount Everest
Film (Documentary, Adventure and Drama) Producer A team of 20 elite Nepali climbers venture into the Death Zone of Mount Everest to restore their sacred mountain and the contaminated water source of 1.3 billion people. They ascend the highest point on the planet to the 150 bodies of deceased climbers and 100,000 pounds of rubbish that remain on the high slopes of Everest. This is the self-documented story of their life-threatening journey. Written by Anonymous
TV Movie (Comedy) Producer The pilot episode deals with five individuals, who work as promotional models, or "brand ambassadors" for the staffing agency, Promo Life Marketing. They are employed to work the premiere launch of the music application, TasteMaker X.
Film (Short and Drama) Producer Anna is a teenager who is convinced the world outside is far more polluted than anyone knows and wears a gas mask wherever she goes. As she tries to help her alcoholic mother stave off social services, she struggles to cope with the forces tearing her world apart. Based on a true story. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Producer A Korean talent manager moves to America and enters into a visa marriage and subsequently ends up with six, multicultural children. However he soon discovers that his eldest daughter is a talented singer and begins to mold her in a star.
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Film (Horror) Producer Roving clans of shape-shifting human/hyena creatures prowl and hunt for human prey. They are hunted by one man seeking revenge for the death of his loved ones.
House of the Wolf Man
Film (Family and Horror) Producer Five strangers are invited to a castle under the pretense that one may inherit it. Little do they know what dangers await at the House of the Wolfman.
Film (Crime, Horror and Thriller) Producer Seriously messed-up young gal Izzy isn't having an easy time of it: Both her parents are dead, her older brother Rusty is fighting overseas in Iraq, and she has to raise her younger brother Kevin by herself. Moreover, Izzy lets off steam by not only killing people, but also by torturing several folks she has tied up in the barn right next to her house. After catching a trio of bullies picking on Kevin in school, Izzy blows a gasket and embarks on a vicious rampage. Written by Woodyanders
Military Intelligence and You!
Film (Comedy) Producer Major Nick Reed is an intrepid analyst for Army Intelligence. It's his job to locate a secret enemy base whose fighters - the dreaded Ghost Squadron - attack our bombers. Complicating his efforts is a chance meeting with his former love, Lt. Monica Tasty, and her current beau, Major Mitch Dunning. Can Reed find the fighter base in time for the 4th Armoured to attack? Will the Nazi learn our next target and send the Ghost Squadron to attack our bombers? Why do some women fall for the bad boys, completely ignoring the good responsible men right in front of them? Learn the answers in 'At War With Intelligence.' Written by Matt Carson
Film (Documentary, History and Music) Producer In the mid-1980's the coffeehouse movement in Los Angeles was beginning with wild promise. A tattered Hollywood storefront called The Pikme-up became the prototype for a new subculture that started as an unruly rebellion and exploded into a national phenomenon. The place was a bohemian revolution, a happening of ideas, poetry, music, and performance where a motley group of outcasts formed a unique community and an enduring family. Our documentary on The Pikme-up utilizes an amazing wealth of materials--more than 5000 photographs, over 200 video hours of performances, hundreds of print elements, and intimate interviews with friends, employees, and performers. We hope our experimentation with the materials and how memory is represented in film is true to the spirit of this amazing moment in Los Angeles cultural history. Written by Damaged Californians
See Anthony Run
Film (Short) Producer Do You remember He-Man and Atari, and the days when parents were too busy partying with their own friends to notice what their kids were up to? Well here's one kid who'd rather be with his parents' friends than his own. Ten year old Anthony is loathe to tread the murky waters of grade school social life. His mother, distressed by her son's lack of friends, sets up a well-intentioned but ill-fated sleep over at notorious bully, Craig Randall's, house. To Anthony's surprise, the boys discover a mutual affection for slime, and for a moment, he thinks that he and Craig might really become friends. ?Not if the Randall family can help it! Mom's "Spring Garden Loaf," Dad's preppy wine swilling, and big sister's flirty advances keep Craig's temper up, and Craig takes his anger out on Anthony. Fearing for his face and limbs, Anthony sneaks from Craig's room to telephone his mother, and begs her to rescue him, but his desperate appeals go unheeded, so Anthony must turn to John, his half-baked ... Written by Matthew Piacentini
Film (Thriller) Producer A respected civic leader is caught between two rival underworld crime families on the verge of war.
Film Producer Road Drama (2004) Struggling to hold together her train wreck family, Kelly tracks down her drifter brother to a seedy, remote island off Chile and discovers him living with a ragged group of expatriates.
Below 30, Above 10,000
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Airline Safety Film 4A
Film (Short and Comedy) Producer A parody of inflight safety demonstrations where the advice given is a twisted tutorial on navigating life.
The Radar of Small Dogs
Film (Short and Comedy) Producer A study of a relationship as it goes through several -each paralleled by the surrounding apartment going through matching stages of Darwinian evolution.
Hillbilly Slid Loudly
Film (Short and Comedy) Producer A barrage of surreal images and cheezy special effects set to a lounge-core score.