James Cooper is a director/shooter/editor who has directed stories for major brands including Apple, Volvo, NBC and California Tourism. His short film work starring Hollywood A-List talent has garnered awards and screenings worldwide. As a former award-winning agency creative, creative technologist and art director, James is one of the few younger directors able to successfully inhabit that space where big brand ideas, technology and cinematic storytelling intersect.
James has a natural empathy for people, place, and tempo and always interviews subjects himself on set for doc style projects. He’s an adaptable director, adept at crafting memorable performances with actors and non-actors alike.
Based in Los Angeles, James obsesses over cinema, fine art, surfing, nature and music.
He recently completed a screenwriter’s residency at Charlie’s - Raleigh Studios, Hollywood with Australians In Film and is putting the finishing touches on a new feature screenplay to be shot in Australia.
James is a professional member of Australian Directors Guild, Australian Screen Editors Guild, Screen Producers Australia, Australian Film Institute, Australians In Film Los Angeles, Society of Composers & Lyricists Hollywood, Art Directors Club New York, American Institute of Graphic Arts.
James often functions as a creative consultant on projects drawing on his experience in graphics, music, film, advertising, fine art and creative strategy. To chat with James about engaging him on your project simply drop him an email below.
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