James’ film, Played Out (2019, 50 mins), a slice-of-life movie about three Madison-based musicians, premiered at the Wisconsin Film Festival and was the winner of a Golden Badger Award. His most recent movie, Catholic Boy, an experimental found-footage film, streamed as part of the 2020 Wisconsin Film Festival shorts program. He’s currently writing a feature-length script entitled Flower Child.


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Flower Child

In-Progress | ~90 mins

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Catholic Boy

2020 | 13 mins

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Played Out

2019 | 51 mins

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2018 | 12 mins

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White and Lazy

2016 | 18 mins