Director | Creative Producer | Filmmaker | Storyteller
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Stories seek to inspire, challenge and connect us. They make us understand ourselves, our community and the world around us. But what excites me are the stories that make us deeply 'feel' something, and helps to be more alive and happier.
Born and raised in Tasmania, I have been fortunate to have studied and worked in the film and television industry in Sydney, Melbourne and at home in Tasmania on shows such as the FOXTEL/BBC series The Kettering Incident and ABC series Rosehaven (Season One).
Whether it be a film, commercial or a corporate video project, I challenge myself to be more creative and push the boundaries of my storytelling by seeking creative inspiration, expanding my imagination and striving towards greater achievements.
Director, Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival has had the privilege of knowing Daniel James and his work since 2011. Since then he has attended our festival in most years and has a keen desire to develop his skills and to make a career for himself as a film director.
2020 was the 10th anniversary festival for us. As a result, we wanted a special 30 second commercial to commemorate our anniversary and specifically to reference the hero advertisement that was made for our 2011 festival. We chose Daniel because of his long association with the festival and because of his proven creativity.
Daniel wrote the script concept and the detailed script, chose the talent, commissioned all the crew and directed
the shoot in a one-day period, that ran well and provided a quantity of images from which to craft the advertisement that we wanted.
Daniel is an enthusiastic professional who is always willing to go above and beyond with filming and editing, no matter what the challenges. He is unfailingly client-focused and a pleasure to deal with. He completed our project on budget and on time. I recommend Daniel and his work to any future client and wish him well.
Director, JCP Youth
I have had the privilege of employing Daniel for a number of videographer projects over a 12-month period. The end products were well beyond my expectations. Each video produced a great result on social media and lifted our company’s engagement. Through each video our profile was lifted and I found that each video was an investment. Daniel went above and beyond with filming and editing; from climbing mountains and running hills with heavy camera equipment, no task was ever too big. Every project was completed in a timely manner. I recommend Daniel and his work for any person and project – it has been a pleasure working with him.