Starting in TV News and quickly progressing to Documentary and Narrative work, James’s dark cinematic style has earned him credits on Commercials, Documentaries and Feature Films from London to the US and Japan. His passion for story telling and technical knowledge of lighting digital cinema makes him a huge asset for any Director or Producer. From high budget commercials to run and gun documentaries James is at home on any set and with any medium from Alexa & RED to 35mm.
D.P, Chain of Command, Mosul Iraq, National Geographic Studios. February – May 2017
National Geographic Studios Series shot in Mosul, Iraq. Senior Producer Jeff Newton.
D.P, Ballantines Cocktails, Directed by Vukasin Isailovic. January 2017
Commercial / Promo for Ballantines Whisky by Albatros Creative. Shot on Amira.
D.P, Irish Fairy Door (TV Commercial), Directed by Chris Reading. November 2016
Commercial for Irish Fairy Door by Square Elephant. Shot on RED.
D.P, ERV Insurance (TV Commercial), Directed by Parag Sanhke. August 2016
Commercial for ERV Travel Insurance by Square Elephant. Shot on RED.
D.P, Maxi Jazz – Bitter Love (Music Video), Directed by Joe Watkins. August 2016
Music Video for Maxi Jazz and the E-Type Boys, by Crixus Productions. Shot on RED.
D.P, Ballantines – Cocktails (Commercial), Directed by Vukasin Isialovic. July 2016
Promo for Ballantines Whisky, by Albatros Creative. Shot on Alexa.
D.P, Better2Know (TV Commercial), Directed by Parag Sanhke. March 2016
Commercial for Better2Know Clinic by Square Elephant. Shot on RED.
D.P, Okinawa Tourism (Commercial), Directed by Pete Williams. June – August 2015
Commercial for Okinawan tourist board by Staygold Productions. Shot on Sony F Series.
D.P “Scapa Whisky” Commercial, Directed by Vukasin Isialovic, July 2015
Launch Campaign Commercial for Scapa Whisky by Albatros Creative. Shot on Alexa
D.P “Number One” Gyptian & Stylo G, Directed by Ben Peters, June 2015
Music Video for Stylo G & Gyptian’s “Number One” with N22 Films & LutiMedia. Shot on RED.
D.P “The Glenlivet” Commercial, Directed by Vukasin Isialovic, June 2015
Web Promo Commercial for The Glenlivet Founders Reserve by Albatros Creative. Shot on Amira
D.P & Photographer “The Resurrection of Osiris, Directed by Charli Parker, May 2015
Fashion Film and Photoshoot for Costume Designer Charli Parker. Shot on RED & Leica S.
D.P Ballantine’s Whisky Promo, Directed by Vukasin Isialovic , February 2015
Web Content Promo for Ballantine’s Whisky and Albatros Creative. Shot on Arri Amira.
D.P Makers, Channel 4 and Stay Gold Studios Production , October 2014 – Ongoing
TV Seriers “Makers” Directed by Pete Williams for Channel 4 UK. Shot on RED.
D.P Distinction Armagnac Commercial Directed by Amelia Hansson, October 2014
Commercial for Distinction Armagnac. Shot on Location in the South of France on Arri Alexa.
D.P Royal Salute Whisky Commercial Directed by Vukasin Isialovic, September 2014
Commercial for Royal Salute whisky by Albatros Creative. Shot on RED ONE MX
D.P, Okinawa Tourism (Commercial), Directed by Pete Williams & Jason Lansing. August 2014
Commercial for Okinawan tourist board by Staygold Productions. Underwater shooting on Canon C300
D.P, Aberlour Whiskey (Commercial). June 2014
Commercial for Aberlour Whiskey, shot on-locaion in Scotland with Canon C300.
Lighting Cameraman, CBS News. May 2014 – Ongoing
ENG Productions for “CBS This Morning” and “The Evening News with Scott Pelley”.
D.P, “MILK” (Short) directed by Amelia Hansson. March – May 2014
Short Fim set in an Alternate 1950’s reality. Shot on Arri Alexa
D.P, “South of the River” Feature Film directed by Joe Watkins. November 2013 – February 2014
Narrative Feature about a young signer in Brixton struggling to get discovered. Shot on Alexa and RED ONE MX.
D.P, “Foreign Office Child Abduction Awareness” Commercial for RainDown. November 2013
A Commercial aimed at raising awareness of Parental Child Abduction in the UK. Shot on Canon C300
D.P, “St Mungos” Commercial for RainDown. October 2013
A TV Commercial for Homeless charity, St Mungo’s. Shot on Canon C300
D.P. for Konoba “I’ve Been Dreaming” Music Video with Room12 Productions. December 2012
Music Video made for the 48 Hour Music Video Contest with Room 12 Productions, The video won “Best Music Video”, “Audiences Choice” and “Best Song”. Shot and edited in 48 hours on the Canon C300.
D.P. for Dragonfly Productions. September 2012
Feature DVD for The Succeed Foundation, Shot on Green Screen in Denmark Studios with Canon C300.
2015 HEFAT Hostile Environment and Emergency First Aid (Centurion London)
2010 – 2014 Bsc Digital Film Production (1st Class), University of Greenwich, London
2010 Profesional Baccalaureate, Electronic and Numeric Systems, Lycée Pierre Mandes France
2008 Brevet D’Etude Profesional, Electronics and Engineering, Lycée Pierre Mandes France