I am an award winning film and music video director based in Los Angeles. I've worked as a mentor for youth filmmakers with the Seattle International Film Festival and spoken on a music video director's panel at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington. In 2016, I launched my production company, Ad Opus, which aims to improve the quality and format of modern day commercials. Part of the company's profits are reinvested into public arts education programs in the United States.
Name: Tyler Michael James
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Ad Opus
Occupation: Director, Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor
Film (Short and Drama) Producer Kings tells the story of two best friends, James and Monty, reconciling their relationship to each other during a night of intoxicated self destruction. James is impulsive while Monty is a hyper-intelligent introvert, and the two of them want nothing more than to escape from themselves and possess what they lack and the other has. The film is told backwards and forwards at the same time. As James and Monty's night of drinking, driving recklessly and fighting unfolds, it becomes clear that these two timelines may not be so different after all.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Emmelyn, an aspiring actress in LA, arrives at the crossroads of her morality while struggling to pay her dues...and her rent. 'The Struggle' represents an accurate look into a modern artist's life, including the decisions one has to make in order to achieve one's dreams and the darkness that comes with it. Featuring indie darling Lou Taylor Pucci and Silicon Valley's Jimmy O. Yang, 'The Struggle' is a dark comedy where at times the viewer won't know whether to laugh or cringe.
Film (Short and Drama) Producer An experimental narrative art film about a girl battling depression as she watches her life flash before her eyes. The film documents the end of humanity as solar winds and flares soar full speed into the Earth's surface. The film's non-linear structure captures the deepest depths of the universe, the raw intimacy of losing a loved one, and the reoccurring patterns found in every layer of nature.
What Happens Next Will Blow Your Mind
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Film (Short and Drama) Producer Based on the short story by Clayton Davis, Panopticonvict is a psychological narrative exploring the relationship between human psyche and television commercials. Tim Gaine, mid-20s, arrives at a marketing research firm one day after being invited to participate in test screenings of commercials in exchange for $50. He's led into The Viewing Room: a large empty room with a huge LCD screen. The lights dim down as Tim watches commercial after commercial, providing feedback after each one. At the end of the day, the lights come up and Tim makes his way towards the exit. Except there's one problem: The exit is gone. The room has been sealed off, trapping Tim inside.
For the Birds
Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A crowd of people in Iran gather to watch the execution of a young girl. She cries and begs everyone for help. Horrified, people look away as the girl is about to get hanged, but one particular bystander cannot remain silent. Written by Anonymous
Alma de mi Alma
Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew A dying old man in Mexico asks the aid of a vengeful ghost on the night of the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration.
Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A coming of age story about a young teen dealing with the death of his father