James is an emerging multi award winning director from Ireland bringing a wonderfully intriguing take on the world. His work is characterized by a strong art direction blended with strong performances. Fascinated by the work of Steven Spielberg and Stan Winston, James’ love for practical visual effects was the beginning of his journey into filmmaking.
James graduated top of his class at the National film school of Ireland. His critically acclaimed graduation short film, ‘Skunky Dog’ went on to screen at some of the largest festivals around the world and pick up a string of prestigious awards including 3 Royal Television awards and an IFTA nomination (Irish BAFTA).
In 2016, James was selected for Future Frames – in association with Sundance and Variety Magazine – as one of the Ten New European Filmmakers to watch. Since then he has spent his time directing commercials for agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy, JWT, Grey, Publicis, writing two features, and directing music videos for record labels like Sony, Universal and Warner Brothers.
James is now available for music videos.