James is a TV and Film drama producer based in the UK with experience filming in Germany, Italy, France, Romania, Israel and South Africa as well back home in the UK.
Through his company, Wingbeat Pictures, James has been commissioned by Creative England, Channel 4 and Film London. He has produced the award-winning short films KNOCK OFF, MECONIUM, PIECES and HOLLOW ROAD (supported by Working Title) all screening at BAFTA/Oscar eligible International Film Festivals. Most recently James was Executive Producer on the Creative England short film MISS by Drew Pautz.
As Associate Producer at Daybreak Pictures, James helped develop and produce high-profile political dramas for television & film including BAFTA winning & Emmy nominated BRITZ, BAFTA nominated THE PROMISE (dir. Peter Kosminsky); Grierson award winning, Emmy & Golden Globe nominated feature ENDGAME (dir. Pete Travis); and BAFTA nominated THE TRIAL OF TONY BLAIR. Before leaving Daybreak Pictures developed the Channel 4 series SIRENS now a USA network series starring Dennis Leary.
As a freelance producer James produced BAFTA winning director Bruce Goodison first feature film LEAVE TO REMAIN starring Toby Jones with music by Mercury Music Award winning band Alt-J. The film premiered at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival and won the 2014 One World Media Award, Most Popular Feature. The film went on to win awards at film festivals around the world, was theatrically released in 2014 and broadcast on the BBC in 2015.
He was the Assistant Producer on KILLING EVE by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, an 8 part series for BBC America and Sid Gentle Films starring Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw and Kim Bodnia.
Together with Ian Prior, James set up the company Electric Sandbox focusing on making original digital series. The company's first project 'Difficult Second Coming' by Dylan Edwards & Natasha O'Keeffe, was selected for the 2016 Venice Film Festival Production Bridge section.
James was selected as an up-coming producer by the British Council and Script Factory for their 2009/2010 European Creative Collaboration Scheme, the 2010/2011 London Film Festival Think Shoot Distribute scheme and the 2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab for promising up coming talent. He was selected for Film London’s Audience on Demand scheme exploring new film distribution models and is often invited as a panel member to speak about crowd funding and direct distribution for film. James is a graduate of the 2016 EAVE Producers Network Scheme.
James is represented by Will Peterson at Independent Talent.