Sixty Second Sizzle Reel

A quick distillation of the things I create.

Director / Producer Showreel

Spanning live action, animation and documentary genres, this reel showcases a batch of my favourite scenes and key shots from films I've directed and produced.

VFX & Post Production Showreel

I joined the film industry as a Framestore VFX artist. I've worked on over a dozen feature films, including entries in the Bond, Narnia and Potter franchises, and (BAFTA Visual Effects nominee) The Dark Knight. Over the years I've continued to develop my skills in compositing, VFX supervision and editing.

Brands & Corporate Showreel

I've created a wide variety of content for brands including Lego, Adidas, De Beers, Rolls Royce, M&S, Skoda and Lloyds.

JWR Clients 2019


Casual Violence - Sketch Show Pilot

This thirty minute sketch show pilot brings together many of my favourite sinister, surreal and silly Casual Violence films. Find the individual sketches (and many others) on the Casual Violence Youtube channel. You can become one of our loyal patrons (and get access to bonus material) by chipping in as little as 70p per month via

"Ho Ho Hilarious! Comedy geniuses Casual Violence are behind this beautiful behind-the-scenes vid, and tbh folks, their other material is pretty LOLtastic too" - Comedy Central

Snowboy's Christmas Wish

Casual Violence's twisted take on festive classic "The Snowman"!

"Whatever you're doing right now, stop it. Go and Google Casual Violence, watch their sketches and enjoy. Dark, twisted and superb" - The Skinny

Violent Night Trilogy

Three short films of seasonal evil, because there's nothing more grotesque than Christmas!

"James has been a breeze to work with, and the strength of his directing is evident in the response to The Grot In The Grotto on our ALTER platform!" - Sophie Carroll, Gunpowder & Sky

Wolf Of The West End: Vice Documentary

I produced and co directed this episode of Vice’s flagship UK documentary strand Rule Britannia - Convicted fraudster and infamous British socialite "Lord" Edward Davenport was released early from prison under controversial circumstances. Wolf Of The West End has been broadcast on Viceland, and has over 1.2 million Youtube views.

"This is both an intimate portrait of a notorious enigma of a man, and the frenzy that lies in his wake, "Wolf Of The West End" charters unprecedented territory in its depiction of perversion in the upper echelons of British society"
★★★★ -

Branded Content

Centurion - Project Showcase

A behind the scenes breakdown for a promo I directed, edited and created all the 4K visual effects for.

Lightbox: Lab Grown Diamonds


I directed, produced, edited and graded this science-driven "Lightbox" lab-grown diamonds promo for De Beers Group. The launch received extensive worldwide press coverage, with many articles featuring the images we captured.

"Working with James was a delight. He has a particular combination of creativity and technical skill" - David Lamb, De Beers Group

MAG International

I assembled this landmines charity film at the Academy award-winning production company Grain Media. I used documentary photographer Sean Sutton's striking b&w photos as the base of my motion graphics. Please help spread the word about this important SpeakUp4Nigeria campaign. There's also further coverage in The Guardian.

ŠKODA: Reconnect Robbie

Working with ŠKODA, Sir Bradley Wiggins and award-winning agency Frank PR, I crafted this logistically complex hidden camera surprise family reunion.

ŠKODA: Reconnect Ray

The ŠKODA Reconnect fund helped people who had lost touch with a favourite hobby, person or place. In this case we meet Ray, his family and a violin.

The Kill Room

A moody animated promo for the latest in acclaimed author Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series.

One of the most reliable and professional people we work with. It’s no wonder James' work is so highly valued - Bob Palmer, Creative Director HYPVideo


A trailer for Karin Slaughter's gritty crime novel. It concludes with an intricate VFX shot, revealing the protagonist's POV as she catches her own reflection in a mirror.

The quality of the production surpasses anything we’ve seen in the marketplace. We are thrilled with the results - Random House


I'm not a graphic designer. Yet I often end up, well... designing graphics. This is usually in collaboration with other artists. I typically come up with the idea, sketch it out, then hand it over for them to actually make a presentable final version. These artists are credited in the captions accompanying each image.