James’ debut feature film TOWER BLOCK (‘The best British film of 2012’ – heDD magazine) headlined Film4 Frightfest, starring Jack O’Connell, Sheridan Smith, and won the ‘Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film’ at Sitges 2012. In 2013 James directed his first studio movie and USA theatrical release, GREEN STREET 3: NEVER BACK DOWN for Lionsgate. His skills in elevating genre movies have cemented him as a rising star in action/thriller cinema having shot three features for WWE Studios/Universal/Sony Pictures – ELIMINATORS, MARINE 5: BATTLEGROUND and MARINE 6: CLOSE QUARTERS, high octane action films released in 2017/18. James has directed commercials for VIRGIN and TOSHIBA. He has several features in development as creator / director in the UK and US with two to shoot in 2020 including JETSKI (Altitude).