From flying raspberry toilets to drag racing Mustangs, from umbilical cord research to instant pudding, from cranky toddlers to superstar talent, lead writer/director for Stonehenge Digital Studios Inc., James Musselman, has created hundreds of interesting and memorable commercials. Back in the stone age with a Degree from Ryerson’s acclaimed Motion Picture program, and in this century, he studied at the National Screen Institute (NSI Canada). Throughout his career in Toronto, James has written and directed high-profile award-winning content, including music videos, variety shows, reality TV, short films, and of course, commercials. Cue the purple toilet.
Taming The Dragon Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance ⋄ Comedy On the way to meet his fiancée’s family for the first time and determined to get her father’s permission to marry, a love-struck daydreamer must battle the Chinese triad, an ancient dragon, a persistent ex-girlfriend, and his own assumptions about a culture he knows nothing about.
The Devil's Hole Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi ⋄ Horror An ambitious young American geologist and her small team of miners are trapped two miles underground in a remote Russian mine with a flesh-eating alien that they unknowingly unleashed from the impact meteor it was hiding in.
The Magician Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A broken, aging magician at a traveling carnival is compelled to save a troubled young runaway from an abusive home.
AOFFEST - Runner Up Best Sci-Fi Feature Screenplay
Audience Choice Award – Springfield LGBT Film Festival “Keeping It Together” Short Film / Music Video
Gold - L.A. International Independant Film Awards - "With Truelove Showers" Short Film Direction
Summit Creative Award “Baby” TV Commercial – Victoria Angel
Drama Prize Award – NSI Canada “With Truelove Showers” – Short Film
Gold - The Summit Creative Awards “I Want to Go Home” TV Commercial - BC Children’s Hospital
Certificate of Excellence - “Best Use of Emotion” U.S International Film & Video Festival “I Want to Go Home” DRTV - BC Children’s Hospital
Gold - U.S. International Film and Video Festival “Rethink Truck Challenge” Reality Infomercial - Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd.
Bronze - The Summit Creative Awards “F150” Reality Infomercial - Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd.
Certificate of Achievement - U.S. International Film and Video Festival “Celebrating Our Human Spirit” Lyrical - Theatrical Release
Gold - CCTA Video Festival Awards “Multiple Sclerosis Society” Corporate Promo
Silver – U.S. International Film and Video Festival “Hi-Tech” Corporate Promo – Magna / Decoma - Animation
National Screen Institute – (NSI Canada)
Ryerson University – BFA (Motion Picture Studies)
Raindance – Writers Fast Track Workshop
Summer Institute of Film and Television (SIFT) – CSTC – Directing Workshops
David Rotenburg – Method Acting
Second City Workshop – Improv training
Sears & Switzer – Acting for camera (all levels)