A creatively driven Producer with an entrepreneurial spirit, who is innovative, agile, discerning, articulate, diplomatic & unflappable, with fourteen years’ experience producing high level Commercials, Content & Stills and campaigns. A natural leader adept at cultivating excellence, committed to celebrating difference and representing an inclusive and diverse society. Always delivering on schedule, within budget and whenever possible striving to elevate the creative.
Predominantly producing commercials of £250k plus budgets production company side, with ample experience producing low and medium budget content, promos, stills, interactive content, documentary, narrative & art films, also experienced working agency and client side.
BACKGROUND: After studying a BA in Film and Television, working as a DOP, Photographer, Writer, Director & in Marketing & Publicity for Hollywood films including TWILIGHT (2008), James founded creative production company SPUN FILMS in 2009, where he produced video and interactive content for the multi award winning app based fashion publication POST MATTER, which the New York Times praised for ‘Heralding in a new era in digital publishing’ and consequently accrued NIKE, DIOR and GUCCI as principal clients.
Spun merged with digital agency MERI MEDIA in 2014 to form MATTER Productions where James worked as Head of Production until early 2017 when he became freelance in order to broaden his horizons.
James is based in Hampstead (N.W. London), where he lives and breathes film, music, literature and art. In his spare time James loves catching a film at his local Everyman Cinema, walking his beloved dog Spike on Hampstead Heath, frequenting one of London's many fantastic museums, catching a gig or trying his hand at writing.
BRANDS produced for include: NIKE, GUCCI, APPLE, DIET COKE, DIOR, H&M, HERMES, LOUIS VUITTON, LANCOME, HAAGEN-DAZS, FACEBOOK, FERRARI, SAINSBURYS
PROMOS for artists include: MAJOR LAZER, MARILYN MANSON & SAM FISCHER.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES produced for include: 2AM, PARTIZAN, HUNKYDORY, ODELAY, DIRTY FILMS, PARK VILLAGE, RANKIN, KODE, FAMILIA, FOREVER, HELLO LOVE, FRED, MPC, CREATIVE BLOOD,
AGENCIES collaborated with include: BBH, AKQA, M&C SAATCHI, MCCANN, MOTHER, DENTSU MCGARRYBOWEN, VCCP, OGILVY, BBDO, ANALOG FOLK, NCA, J&L,
AGENCY | CLIENT SIDE Experience: SAATCHI & SAATCHI, BMB, MOFILM, CHEIL | DUNHILL, VICTORIA BECKHAM
DIRECTORS Produced for include: Steve Cope, Anthony Wonke, Rankin, Daniel Sannwald, Jacob Sutton, Scott Pickett, Niall O'Brien, Elaine Constantine, Vicky Lawton, Anna Radchenko, Isamaya Ffrench, Sophie Edelstein, Remi Paringaux, Yvan Fabing, Bart Hess, Sashinski, Francis Wallis, DYNO.
PHOTOGRAPHERS Produced for include: Lachlan Bailey, Alasdair McLellen, Elaine Constantine, Gregory Harris, Rankin, Dan Tobin Smith, Sean Thomas, Danny Kasirye, Scott Trindle, David Hughes, Cedric Buchet, Robbi Rodriguez, Metz and Raccine, Cyrille Robin, Cameron McCool.
ON CAMERA TALENT Produced for include: Donatella Versace, Penelope Cruz, Claudia Schiffer, Jordan Dunn, Irina Shayk, Gillian Jacobs, Poppy Delevigne, Stella McCartney, Florence Welch, Jamie Dornan, James Franco, Chris Evans, Marilyn Manson, King Charles III.