James Hughes


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In his career, James has directed over 200 actors, and his short films have screened at 150 film festivals.

His debut short film, The Stars & The Stones, was an official selection of numerous festivals including three Oscar Qualifying ones, Raindance, Encounters Film Festival, and the Calgary International Film Festival.

James followed this with The Velvet Abstract, an award-winning environmental film produced on six continents. It is narrated by Tobias Menzies (Outlander, The Crown), scored by Jean-Pascal Beintus (The Shape of Water, Harry Potter, Argo) and edited by the Oscar Nominated Editor Patrick J Don Vito (Green Book). The film was accepted into 80 international film festivals.

His next film, the BAFTA Qualifying short film, The Inuring, won 20 awards at 60 film festivals, a one in three win ratio. The film was also in competition at the Oscar qualifying Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, and was selected as one of the 4 best short films of the year at the Sky TV televised National Film Awards.

Earlier this year, James shot his short film, When the Rain Sets In, across 5 days in multiple locations. The script had previously won 4 consecutive script competitions, and the project also won a pitching contest at BAFTA. The film was edited by Patrick J Don Vito (Green Book) in Los Angeles. It will be released this spring.

James recently wrapped on his latest short film, The Sands of Time, based on his award-winning script. The film is now in post-production for a summer release.

James is now busy prepping CHAIRS, his new short film.