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James Russell

Two weeks after taking the photograph that would win him the prestigious Canadian Press Photographer of the Year Award in 1992, James left photojournalism. With five completed screenplays in hand, he set off for Los Angeles where he attended classes at UCLA's film school and networked.

The following year James was chosen over dozens of applicants to study at the Canadian Film Centre where he wrote, produced, and directed his first short, The Red Car.

Between 1992 and 1997, James worked as a film industry story consultant, while finding the time to complete nine feature length screenplays, two television dramas and the screenplay for You've Got The Key, a searing drama produced by Rhino Productions.

In ’97 James wrote, produced and directed The Painter, a hard-hitting social drama shot on location in Los Angeles. 

Early in 2001, James produced four, thirty-minute films, shot with twenty actors and a combined crew of thirty-seven.

In 2008 James, wrote, directed and produced a promotional video starring Star Trek veteran John Billingsley.

James is currently producing CUT IT OUT! a comedic horror film with a cast of eighteen and a crew of twenty-one. Filming was interrupted by Covid 19.

Scripts By James

The Reluctant Witch
The story of a 16 year old girl who runs away from a school for witches only to be captured, along with six other women, by a vicious gang of human traffickers.
Feature Action, Drama, Thriller Seeking finance 108pp
Happy Father's Day
A loving father is compelled by his conscience to pursue his serial killer son in the hope of preventing his boy from harming another living soul.
Feature Drama, Thriller Seeking finance 91pp