James made his first film in his early 20s while attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then, he has continued to work on a number of original projects, often showcasing a unique sense of humor and warmth toward his characters.

James’ recent movie, Played Out (2019, 51 mins), premiered at the Wisconsin Film Festival and was the winner of a Golden Badger Award. His most recent movie, Catholic Boy, streamed as part of the 2020 Wisconsin Film Festival shorts program. He’s currently writing a feature-length script entitled Flower Child (2022, 90 mins). See below for a complete list of his work.

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Flower Child

2022 | 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