Christian James

Christian is a director known for his vibrant and quirky style, always looking to bring a sense of fun to every production via his ‘infectious energy’ (clients’ words, not his). Speaking of which, recent agencies and Global brands CJ has collaborated with include Saatchi’s, Edelman, VCCP/G&B, Octagon, Oath, Haribo, Volvo, HP, Ryobi, Kia, Tesco and Mastercard.

Fluid movement and momentum are key to the films he creates – Crafting projects chock-full of effervescent energy and optimism. CJ is a self-confessed ‘annoyingly glass is half full person’ and this finds its way into the projects and the people with whom he collaborates.

CJ has directed 3 comedy feature films, all released Worldwide. Through them he’s won a Melies D’Or and was nominated for the coveted Melies D’Argent at Sitges Int’ Film festival.

In 2016 he was handpicked by FILM4 to direct an episode of a flagship suspense series for All4. He’s also directed stylised, broadcast TV for BT Sport, Insight TV, Amazon Prime and Channel 4.

Directing lifestyle and sports commercials for the past 14 years – always comfortable flying by the seat of his pants, improvising where required and happy to embrace the unpredictable nature of Sports stars schedules, crafting performances with Bafta / Oscar winning actors or encouraging child actors taking their first steps in front of camera.

CJ remains annoyingly positive and ‘in his element’, whatever the weather – be that on snow-capped Mountains, Deserts, F1 Race Tracks, Theme Parks or Open Water, utilising complex camera rigs, green screen, CG VFX, practical FX… Directing is CJ’s hobby… and he counts himself bloody lucky to have it as a career.

Christian James – The Banquet

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