An Oscar-winning Director, Producer and Writer with a career spanning over 50 years, James’ work includes numerous highlights, including his adaptation of the Graham Greene novel, ‘A Shocking Accident’, for which he won a Hollywood Academy Award, and a B.A.F.T.A. nomination.
Other works include ‘The Rocking Horse’, ‘R.B. Kitaj’, ‘Richard Hamilton’, ‘The Night Cleaners’, ‘The Great Ice Cream Robbery’, ‘Adult Fun’, ‘Chance, History, Art’, ‘Coilin and Platonida’, and for television, ‘Inspector Morse’, and ABC After School Specials. His new documentary ‘Fragments’ premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Holland, in January 2020.
Originally from England, in recent years James has managed the estate of his father, the painter William Scott, who emigrated from Ireland, and about whose childhood he directed the film ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ in 1985 for Channel Four (UK). He has also established himself as an artist in his own right with exhibitions in London, New York & Los Angeles.
Producer TV Pilot ‘Big In Small Places (2005). Co-Producer & uncredited Co-Writer ‘Kiss of The Vampire’ (2007). Executive Producer & Co-Writer ‘Empty Streets’ (multi-award winning short 2009). Associate Producer “Black Jack at the Moulin Rouge’ (feature film). Associate Producer “Daddy Issues” (proposed TV sitcom). Writer and collaborator of forthcoming Bio-pic ‘New Dawn’.
Winner of school song writing contest at age 10. Half of the London ’80’s Folk-Rock duo ‘Eleventh Hour’. Semi-professional band member and Singer/Songwriter (original songs) in various clubs in London, Los Angeles and the U.S.A. west coast, including the first revival Monterey Pop Festival. Finalist of the Napa Valley festival 1990. Wrote and co-produced three theme songs for independent feature films: ‘Fade Out Inn’, ‘Dream of Alvareen’ and ‘Kiss of the Vampire’, the latter recorded and performed by Antonia Bennett.
A native of London, England, attended Kings College, University of London (History). First short play performed at a local school at age 10, another short play won a prize and was performed at Welwyn Garden City College at age 17. Re-wrote, directed and produced ‘Frankenstein’ for the Garrison Theatre Celle at age 21.
First trod the boards as a ballerina Sunflower at age 6. By age 7, had graduated to Snow White’s wicked queen in the Brownies’ (public) pantomime. Played Katya in ‘Month in the Country’ at the Abbey Theatre at age 15. Various cameo roles in Hollywood movies, TV, and music videos, at various ages! Played the Doctor in a revival of ‘Alfie’ at Hollywood’s Met Theatre in 2004.
Creative Lab Hawaii
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