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  • James Rufus Jones
    Freedom of NC
  • James Jones
    Freedom of NC
  • Shelenn White
    Key Cast
  • Jaylen White
    Key Cast
  • Gwendolyn Woods
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 8, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - James Rufus Jones

James Rufus Jones Jr. was born in Greenville, NC October 25, 1985. As a child was told by his spiritual mother, and others, how his hands would be used to show his many gifts. James is now known as a community leader, visionary, cinematographer, inspirational speaker, and so much more in his community.

James began editing in 2007. He then begin to realize his knack for creating videos, promos, graphic effects etc. 2014 James worked with a organization to capture video and edit them. 2015 his video was shown to 20,000 people at the Phillips arena for the neighborhood awards hosted by Steve Harvey.
James was also hired and to create a lifetime achievement video for legendary Cissy Houston and the family to be presented at the Gospel Image Award in 2015.

It wasn't until 2017 that James decided to step his game up more, and entered into the art of cinematography. He began to use his personal Samsung phone to record various videos. That led to him shooting music videos using only his phone! James' belief was, that if he could master these task with a mere camera phone, he'd be one of the best when able to acquire professional quality equipment.

In 2018 James envisioned creating a music video that would speak loudly about some of the taboo secrets of American History. A history that was painstakingly prevalent to his native state of North Carolina. After its completion he felt a need to give a story line to the video by transforming it in to a film. Almost immediately, he began to start writing the script of Freedom of North Carolina.

After a tedious and unsuccessful search in his community for cinematographers, he broadened the search to other areas to no avail. The issue most common in his search cost of creativity. It was In those moments of near despair and defeat that it became clear to James. He remembers the moment this thought occurred. I MUST CREATE, AND I WILL SHOOT MY OWN FILM!

Freedom of NC was premiered October 2021 in select theaters.
The film also earn festival awards.

(Freedom of NC - Official Selection Iconic Images Film Festival 2022. Freedom of NC - Semifinalist for Serbest International Film Festival 2022. Freedom of NC - Best featured Film the International Gullah Film Festival).

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