(Producer/Director/Actor) formed celtic mouse productions with
veteran Irish actor Vincent McCabe in 1998. Producing three
short films, four theatre productions, two tours’ to Belfast
and produced the ’99 summer season at the Beckett Centre, TCD.
His directorial debut was with the play ‘Sixteen Words for
Water’ (nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award).
Film production and
director training with Raindance Film School in Soho, London
(course lecturers include Mike Figgis and Mark W Travis).
On returning to Ireland in March 2002 he
formed a partnership with Edwina Forkin of Zanzibar Films,
taking over short film development. Working with young
directors and writers, giving them guidance and support.
Through this process he produced the short film ‘The Last’ (
awarded Best Irish short at the 15th Foyle International Film
Festival and won first prize at the Beverly Hill’s Film
Festival), starring David Kelly (Waking Ned Devine) and Flora
Montgomery (Brenden Met Trudy).
For Zanzibar he production managed Ruth
Meehan’s short film ‘Bitter Autumn, Bright Winter’.
In 2003 he
collaborated with the Irish
international artist Gerard Byrne on his new instillation,
commissioned by the Douglas Hyde Gallery, titled ‘ New Sexual
Lifestyles’, he produced and directed the 25min
The BSE/IFB 3min short film LUKA written and directed by Adrienne
Michel - Long, co-produced by Tamara Anghie.
BSE/IFB 3min Short Shorts ‘Martin’ written by Geoff
Everson and directed by Imogen Murphy.
produced for celtic mouse:
RTE / Film Base funded short film ‘A Dublin Story’ written by
Brian Ó Tiomáin and directed by Graham Cantwell and
produced by Tamara Anghie.
The RTE / Galway Film Centre funded short
film 'Push Hands' written/ directed by
Stephanie Green and produced by Tamara Anghie.
As an actor James has worked
extensively in Film, TV and stage. Lead credits include;
Duncan Idaho in the
Dune mini series (Sci-fi), John Lewars in Red Rose
(Palm tree Uk), Fingal in
Winter Warrior and The Bone Hunter (Palm tree Uk), and Doctor John McEwan in
RTE's Fair City.
David Wylie in What every woman knows
at the Manchester Royal Exchange, Jordan Doyle in Sticks
and Stones (Bridewell), Mark Renton in Trainspotting
(Starting Gate), Argyll in MacGregor (Bridewell),
Man in Making Love to Yorick and Jesus in Mysteries
2000 (SFX, Dublin)
Articles from The Scotsman and
The Daily Record