James studied film-making at Melbourne University in the School of Creative Arts.
He has made a number of short films including Bagging Sydney Road for the Sydney Road Film Festival and the cliches that ate fitzroy which was a finalist in the 15/15 film festival.
He also produces media campaigns for theatre companies, including Mutation Theatre, that aim to raise and secure funds for projects as well as advertise upcoming shows. His videos can be viewed on his Vimeo account or by clicking Media in the drop down menu.
He also works as crew on professional shoots including recently being second assistant director on the short film Tagged (Dir Chris Benz) for the Australian Communications and Media Authority. James has worked as a production assistant, second AD, camera assistant and runner on numerous TVCs and corporate jobs for clients including Mitre 10, Bob Jane T-Mart, and Tourism Victoria.