James Fair

Film-maker & Lecturer in Film Technology

Biography

James began writing film and book reviews for his local newspaper as a teenager and, by the age of 22, had directed and produced a series of documentaries about nightshift workers for Channel Four. He graduated from Bournemouth University and University College Dublin with degrees in film and television production, and specialises in alternative models of film production.
He demonstrated his work by shooting, editing and then screening feature films in seventy-two hours as part of major film festivals; ‘Watching & Waiting’ was screened at Galway Film Fleadh (2008) and ‘The Ballad of Des & Mo’ was in the Audience Top Ten at the Melbourne International Film Festival (2010). In 2012, he completed ‘Saharan Diary’, a feature documentary about the desert in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya. He recently completed another feature project in 72 hours called ‘The Confusion of Tongues’ in Birmingham. He has been a guest contributor to Ted Hope’s blog ‘Hope For Film’ and has completed consultancy for international companies such as Fremantle Media and Panasonic.

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