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James is a documentary filmmaker focused on the mythologies, realities, and legacies of ownership.

I’ve long been invested in how the systems we live in shape our lived experiences and place them into complex landscapes of belonging, possession, and loss. For nearly a decade, my work in non-fiction storytelling has examined how legacies are cultivated, performed, preserved, broken, and lost at the local level.

At any scale of story, I ask: What makes life valuable? Who decides whether that value will be recognized? What do the answers imply for most of us, who find ourselves on a vast page of history, unable to grasp the pencil that will etch our  experiences into it or evade forces that could wipe them from the human record?

My strongest hats are:

  • Production Manager (all-purpose, all web-based media)
  • Story Producer (documentary and non-fiction media)
  • Director (documentary and non-fiction media)
  • Videographer (a.k.a. one-man film crew)

If you'd like to collaborate, then please write me a letter telling what you want to create!

JAMES IS GOOD TO HAVE ON YOUR TEAM WHEN IDEAS NEED TO GET REAL.

I've built and managed editorial teams, software development teams, consulting teams, big data infrastructure, print magazines, international online classrooms, and one hell of an animated gif library.

If you have a compelling product or objective, and you want to be sure your organization will be as strong as your vision, then get in touch with your pitch.