James Hughes


In his career, James has directed hundreds of actors, including Emmy® Winners and BAFTA Winners.

His short films have screened at over 250 film festivals.

James has also been a Speaker for BAFTA, the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles, and numerous film festivals.

He was hired to direct a theatre show in Tuscany to a live audience of 4000. Shortly after, he was employed as a Story Analyst for a Los Angeles based talent agency, where he wrote story reports for their feature film department for almost a year.

His writing successes have seen him sell three feature film screenplays, and serve on the Film Committee and Executive Committee of The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.

James has just released two new short films. The first of these, The Sands of Time, features an ensemble cast, including Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense)

The second, When the Rain Sets In, won a pitching contest on stage at BAFTA, and is edited by the Oscar Nominated Editor of Best Picture Winner Green Book. It has just been released onto the festival circuit.

He is now in post-production on his next short film release, Sonar, an underwater adventure, with his team in five international cities. The film will be released in March.

James is also in post on his latest film, Chairs, starring two BAFTA winning leads. James cast the film himself, as well as being its sole Producer, Location Manager, and Production Manager. It will be released this summer.

He is now developing his fiction feature debut.


His award-winning production company Sunset Aperture are now developing a feature project.

James is in post on his new two short film releases, and is also developing his fiction feature debut.

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