James Hughes has directed over 200 actors, including Emmy® Winners and BAFTA Winners.

His short films have screened at numerous Oscar and BAFTA Qualifying festivals.

He has been a Speaker for BAFTA and the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles, where he taught a popular class on filmmaking, working alongside such luminaries as William Goldman.

He current has three short films on the festival circuit, with a fourth already in post-production starring two BAFTA Winners.

James is now developing his feature film debut. 

Other Credits

Sonar Short Film View
Description Year
A swimmer detects an unusual sound late at night and she decides to investigate. The film is now on festival submission. 2022
When the Rain Sets In Short Film View
Description Year
Edited by the Oscar Nominated Editor of Best Picture Winner Green Book. The film is out now at festivals. 2021
The Sands of Time Short Film View
Description Year
A Time Portal in the Sands Brings a Young Couple Together. The film features an ensemble cast, including Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense). It has screened at over 50 festivals. 2020
The Inuring Short Film View
Description Year
A BAFTA Qualifying film that won 20 awards at 60 Film Festivals, a one in three win ratio. It was also selected as one of the 4 best films of the year at the Sky TV televised National Film Awards. 2017
The Velvet Abstract Short Film View
Description Year
Narrated by the Emmy Winner Tobias Menzies. The film was invited by BAFTA to be part of an environmental day at the Princess Anne Theatre, where James was a Speaker on stage for a Q&A about the film. The film screened at over 100 international film festivals, winning 40 awards in the process. 2016

Non-Directorial Credits

Duran Duran - Anniversary View
Hired as the Location Manager and on set Producer by the band in September 2021 to run the shoot of their latest music video. Shot in a castle, with Aston Martins on set, and over 100 in the cast.


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