James is from Hereford, England. He likes to skateboard and was even sponsored once upon a time. In 2012 he directed a short film called Two Dancers, which starred Carl Barat of The Libertines. The film was selected as one of five films to represent the East End Film Festival at the closing night gala in 2013 and earned him a place on the Directing Fiction MA at the UK's National Film & Television School the following year.
While at the NFTS, James wrote and directed Barry Glitter, The Car Washer and festival favourite Ferris & The Fancy Pigeon, which was shortlisted for the Odeon 'Best Short of the Year' and won the Royal Television Society award for ‘Best Drama’ in 2017.
James currently lives in London and you can see more of his work on his website: www.jamesegardner.com