James Hughes

Writer | Director

In his career, James has directed hundreds of actors, and his short films have screened at over 250 film festivals — his first three films were all BAFTA qualifying short films.

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, and won four Best Director Awards at its first six film festivals. It has now won 8 awards at its first 18 festivals – 1 one in 2 win ratio.

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 later this year.

James is also in post on his latest film, Chairs, the first short film in history to star two BAFTA winning leads. James cast the film himself, as well as being its sole Producer, Locations Manager, and Production Manager. It will be released early next year.

He is now developing his fiction feature debut.

James has been selected by BAFTA to be part of their BAFTA Crew programme for 2021.

 

 

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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