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James D.

Manchester, UK

5 reviews

$300 - $600 / Day

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About James

I'm James, a shooting PD with a documentary and journalism background - based in London and Manchester. For two years I worked for Google / YouTube as a PD, creating content across the US and UK. I know the world of brand content very well and feel confident and enthusiastic about directing and producing within this genre. I run New Take Films, a short form documentary company that has just been shortlisted for Production Company of the Year. In December I returned from Pakistan where I was producing and directing a documentary entitled Section 298. The documentary focuses on the persecution of female minorities in remote regions of the country. This shoot involved working with vulnerable contributors, building strong rapports and filming on location with a small team. The film is currently being sold to broadcast and VOD platforms via Journeyman TV. Thank you and feel free to check out my websites below

Top Reviews

  • March 2023

    Working with James was truly exceptional from the first call to the final delivery. He's a true team player and willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. His camera skills are incredible -- he has a keen eye for detail and is truly passionate about what he does. A++++!

    - Michelle from CNN Vision

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    2 reviews
  • Reporter / Journalist

    1 review
  • Video Editor - News

    1 review

Top Projects

  • 2nd Amendment

    • Reporter / Journalist

    Exhausted from the hearing the same political rhetoric being repeated over and over again, and always failing to address the roots of the issue, I decided to leave the UK and head to the East Coast of America to find out first-hand about how the gun debate continues to separate a nation.

  • Senegal - Youth Unemployment

    • Documentary DP

    This documentary is a short overview to show the work that EDACY is doing in Senegal. It’s an insight into how the company works and why it continues to strive for better employment rates within the country. As with the other documentaries, this was shot on location in Dakar, Senegal.

  • My Showreel

    • Documentary DP

    My showreel so you can see what I've been upto.

  • CDN

    • Documentary DP

    CDN - Diamond Disability

  • Reunion Island - EU Erasmus+

    • Documentary DP

    Created for the EU and Erasmus+, shot on location on Reunion Island



  • 4K video camera
  • 2K video camera
  • Multiple cameras


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • External recorder
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig
  • Sliders

All Services


  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Series Producer / Show Runner

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Production Assistant
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Video Editor - News

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