James Burns is an award winning director fast gaining a reputation for his eye-catching urban documentary style.
Having come up through the ranks of Vice NYC James cut his teeth in the fast moving world of digital content, finding and producing incredible stories all around the world, sometimes taking a role as presenter becoming one of the faces of Viceland.
His debut short film, ‘We Live This’, was honoured with the Tribeca Film Festival’s Special Jury Mention in 2015 and got him onto Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Director Showcase. It swept the board at almost every other short film festival and led to him being signed in late 2017 for commercial representation by UK Indie, Archer’s Mark, where he has already notched up two distinguished projects for Superdry and Nightmares On Wax.
His principal source of motivation is to craft authentic stories of the human condition through the power of cinematic language. His work is intuitive and immersive, conjuring images that draw us deeply into the human experience. His films typically capture the hustle and pulse of the city, telling stories rooted in human conditioning touching hearts, making him an ideal director for any cultural brand looking to connect with younger generations.
James is represented by Archer’s Mark in the UK & Europe