James Hughes is a Multi-Award Winning Writer Director.

He was hired to be a Speaker for the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles, where he taught a popular class on short filmmaking, working alongside such luminaries as William Goldman.

His short film The Inuring was a multi-award winning drama. It won 20 awards at 60 Film Festivals, a one in three win ratio. These awards included three Best Director wins. The film was also in competition at the Oscar qualifying Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival.

James followed this with, The Velvet Abstract, a multi-award winning environmental film produced on six continents, featuring talent from The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Avatar, and many more. It is narrated by Tobias Menzies and scored by Jean-Pascal Beintus (Harry Potter, Argo, The Shape of Water). The film was part of a BAFTA event where James was a Speaker on stage for a live Q&A about the film. The film was accepted into 75 film festivals.

These were the debut releases of James’s production company, Sunset Aperture, who are now busy on multiple productions.