James Hughes


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

His short films have screened at over 300 film festivals, winning 100 awards in the process.

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.

His short, The Sands of Time, features an ensemble cast, including Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense), and is out now on the festival circuit.

James’s short film, When the Rain Sets In, is edited by the Oscar Nominated Editor of Best Picture Winner Green Book. It has a 77% win ratio at festivals and has just been accepted into a BAFTA qualifying festival.

His latest short film, Sonar, has just been released onto the festival circuit.

James is now 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 early next year.

James is a member of Directors UK.

He is now developing his fiction feature debut.

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

James is now in post-production on his next short film release, Chairs, starring two BAFTA winners.

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