James Hughes


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In his career, James has directed over 200 actors, including Emmy Winners and BAFTA Winners. His short films have screened at over 250 film festivals, winning numerous awards.

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 (The CrownOutlander), scored by Jean-Pascal Beintus (Little Women, The Tree of LifeThe Shape of Water, Harry Potter) and edited by the Oscar Nominated Editor Patrick J Don Vito (Green Book). The film screened at over 100 international film festivals.

His 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.

He has just released his latest short film, When the Rain Sets In. The film was edited by the Oscar Nominated Editor of Best Picture Winner Green Book. 

James’s other current release, the short film, The Sands of Time, has screened at over 50 film festivals.

His latest short film, Sonar, has just been released.