In his career, James has directed hundreds of actors, and his short films have screened at 200 film festivals — his first three films were all BAFTA qualifying short films.
James has also been a Speaker for BAFTA, the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles, and numerous film festivals.
He was hired to direct a theatre show in Tuscany to a live audience of 4000. Shortly after, he was employed as a Story Analyst for a Los Angeles based talent agency, where he wrote story reports for their feature film department for almost a year.
His writing successes have seen him sell three feature film screenplays, and serve on the Film Committee and Executive Committee of The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.
James has just released two new short films. The first of these, The Sands of Time, features an ensemble cast, and has won four Best Director Awards at its first six film festivals. The second, When the Rain Sets In, won a pitching contest on stage at BAFTA, and is edited by the Oscar Nominated Editor of Green Book. It has just been released onto the festival circuit.
He is now in post-production for his next short film release, Sonar, with his team in five international cities. The film will be released later this year.
He is also currently prepping his new short film, Chairs, for its summer shoot.
James has been selected by BAFTA to be part of their BAFTA Crew programme for 2021.