A native of London, England. Kings College, University of London (History). First short play performed at a local school at age 10. Another short play won a prize and was performed at Welwyn Garden City College at age 17. Re-wrote, directed and produced ‘Frankenstein’ for four Garrison Theatre (BAOR) performances at age 21.
First trod the boards as a ballerina Sunflower at age 6. Snow White’s wicked queen age 7. Katya in ‘Month in the Country’ at the Abbey Theatre at age 15. Various cameo roles in Hollywood movies, TV, and music videos. Understudy in a revival of ‘Alfie’ at Hollywood’s Met Theatre in 2004.
Producer TV Pilot ‘Big In Small Places (2005). Co-Producer & uncredited Co-Writer ‘Kiss of The Vampire’ (2007). Exec Producer & Co-Writer ‘Empty Streets’ (multi-award winning short 2009). Associate Producer “Black Jack at the Moulin Rouge’ (forthcoming feature film). Associate Producer “Daddy Issues” (forthcoming TV sitcom).
Winner of school song writing contest at age 10. Half of the London ’80’s Folk-Rock duo ‘Eleventh Hour’. Semi-professional band member and Singer/Songwriter (original songs) in various clubs in London, Los Angeles and the U.S.A. west coast, including the first revival Monterey Pop Festival. Finalist of the Napa Valley festival 1990. Wrote and co-produced three theme songs for independent feature films; ‘Fade Out Inn’, ‘Dream of Alvareen’ and ‘Kiss of the Vampire, the latter which was recorded and performed by Antonia Bennett.
An Oscar-winning Director, Producer and Writer with a career spanning over 50 years, James’ work includes numerous highlights, including his adaptation of the Graham Greene novel, ‘A Shocking Accident’, for which he won a Hollywood Academy Award as well as a British Academy nomination.
Other works include ‘The Rocking Horse’, ‘R.B. Kitaj’, ‘Richard Hamilton’, ‘The Night Cleaners’, ‘The Great Ice Cream Robbery’, ‘Adult Fun’, ‘Chance, History, Art’, ‘Coilin and Platonida’, and for television, ‘Inspector Morse’ and ABC After School Specials.
Originally from England, in recent years James has managed the estate of his father, the painter William Scott, who emigrated from Ireland, and about whose childhood he directed the film ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ in 1985 for Channel Four (UK). He has also established himself as an artist in his own right with exhibitions in London, New York & Los Angeles.
Creative Lab Hawaii
Founded in 2012 by the Hawai’i State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism’s Creative Industries Division (CID), is a key facet of DBEDT’s HI Growth Initiative, and is developing an ecosystem to increase export, attract investment and build the state’s creative entrepreneurial capacity.