James is a filmmaker from Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand).
Over the past few years, James has directed three award-winning short films in collaboration with Zine Film Collective - STREET GAMES, MR INDIA, and INFLUENCER. His first short, STREET GAMES, was made in 2017, while the latter two short documentaries were made in 2019 and 2020.
As a proud member of the Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa, New Zealand, James' hard work and dedication have earned him a Double Major in Screen Production, Film Media, and Television from the University of Auckland.
His latest project, STRANGERS, is his second funded short film, and he is ecstatic to see it come to life and be showcased on the film festival circuit after spending the latter half of 2022 developing the script.
With a passion for dramatic narrative storytelling, James aims to explore the complexities of human behaviour on screen and hopes to continue creating captivating films that audiences will love.