James wrote the movies SEVERANCE, COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES, TOWER BLOCK, and also contributed script work to THE BORDERLANDS (released in the US as FINAL PRAYER). He is currently adapting the YOUNG SHERLOCK novels into feature films and is showrunning the adaptation of the graphic novel ZAYA as a TV series (Patrice Theroux/Sugar Shack Productions).
For TV he has written episodes of programs including DOCTOR WHO (The Fires of Pompeii, which featured Peter Capaldi and Karen Gillan’s first appearance on the show in other roles), TORCHWOOD, PRIMEVAL, CRUSOE, SPOOKS and EVE. He also contributed an episode for the third season of CROSSING LINES (NBC/Tandem), for the upcoming animated series THE RUBBISH WORLD OF DAVE SPUD (The Illuminated Film Company), and the new series CURFEW (Sky One) is based on his original film script.
His other work includes 5-time Streamy Award nominated web series GIRL NUMBER 9, and several short films which he wrote and directed, including CRAZY FOR YOU (Best Horror/Sci-Fi at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival, now part of anthology film MINUTES PAST MIDNIGHT, and licensed by Shorts International), starring Arthur Darvill and Hannah Tointon, and the multi-award winning BLOOD SHED, starring Shaun Dooley and Sally Phillips, which has played over 50 festivals around the world, including BAFTA and Oscar qualifiers such as Encounters, Seattle International Film Festival, Nashville, Underwire, Dublin International Film Festival, and many more. His web series MINA MURRAY’S JOURNAL had its world film festival premiere on 19th November at Dublin Web Fest 2016, where it won the Best Screenplay award. You can watch all 10 episodes here.
James has directed several popular “Turn Off Your Bloody Phone” idents for FrightFest, and his shorts and features have played at festivals all over the world, winning several audience awards.
James is represented in the US by Abram Nalibotsky at Gersh.
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