A creatively driven, unflappable Producer / Exec Producer with twelve years’ experience producing Commercials, Content and Photographic Campaigns for brands including: NIKE, GUCCI, APPLE, DIET COKE, DIOR, H&M, DIESEL, HERMES, LOUIS VUITTON, LANCOME, HAAGEN-DAZS, FACEBOOK, FERRARI, MASTERCARD.
Articulate & diplomatic with a creative sensibility and an entrepreneurial spirit, skilled at tailoring production and post strategies to suit a budget and schedule whilst striving to elevate the creative. Experienced working with a wide range of budgets from low budget content up to TVCs of £500k - £1million.
Production Companies for whom I have produced for include:
PARTIZAN, FAMILIA, HUNKYDORY, KODE, RANKIN, FOREVER, HELLO LOVE, MPC.
Agencies collaborated with include:
MCCANN, M&C SAATCHI, VCCP, AKQA, OGILVY, BBDO, ANALOG FOLK.
Additional experience producing on the Agency Side (SAATCHI & SAATCHI, BMB, CHEIL) and client side (DUNHILL & VICTORIA BECKHAM).
After studying a BA in Film and Television, shooting and directing short films and working in Marketing and PR on films including 'TWILIGHT’ (2008), James founded creative production company SPUN FILMS in 2009, where he produced all of the digital content for the award winning, interactive publication POST MATTER whom the New York Times praised for ‘Heralding in a new era in digital publishing’ and consequently accrued NIKE, DIOR and GUCCI as principle clients.
Spun merged with digital agency Meri Media in 2014 to form MATTER Productions where James worked in a HOP capacity until early 2017 when he became freelance in order to broaden his horizons.
James lives in Hampstead (N.W. London), in his spare time he loves nothing more than walking his beloved dog Spike (a Maltese and Mini Wire Dachshund cross) on Hampstead Heath.
DIRECTORS Produced for include: Anthony Wonke, Rankin, Daniel Sannwald, Jacob Sutton, Scott Pickett, Niall O'Brien, Vicky Lawton, Anna Radchenko, Isamaya Ffrench, Sophie Edelstein, Remi Paringaux, Yvan Fabing, Joshua Stocker, Bart Hess.
PHOTOGRAPHERS Produced for include: Lachlan Bailey, Alasdair McLellen, Gregory Harris, Rankin, Dan Tobin Smith, Sean Thomas, Scott Trindle, David Hughes, Cedric Buchet, Robbi Rodriguez, Kate Bones, Metz and Raccine, Cyrille Robin, Cameron McCool, Annemarike Van Drimmelen.
CELEBRITIES Produced for includes: Donatella Versace, Penelope Cruz, Claudia Schiffer, Jordan Dunn, Irina Shayk, Gillian Jacobs, Poppy Delevigne, Stella McCartney, Florence Welch, James Franco, Chris Evans, Marilyn Manson, Prince Charles, Jamie Dornan.