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After completing his Media Production degree at Coventry University, James freelanced for a number of years in various roles with ITV and Channel 4 until 2012 when he directed the western drama "Black Hill", which premiered at BAFTA and won best film at the 4th Wall film festival. "Black hill" was also nominated for best film at the Newport Beach Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Following "Black Hill", James co-wrote and directed the comedy feature "4th Floor Of Singapore", and shortly after moved to China to work with Temo Studios as a director. In 2018 James formed Bader Media Entertainment ( a film production company based in the UK and China which he is still CEO today. He returned permanently to the UK in 2020 where he has directed an environmental based web-series, multiple short films and is currently directing a feature.


The Shimian (Feature) - 2022

The Shimian (Short) - 2021

Thrash The Trash (Web Series) - 2021

- Ep6 Consequences 

- Ep5 Gangster's Parasite 

- Ep4 Doppelgänger 

- Ep3 The Fox Hunter 

- Ep1 Roadside Killer 

Strange Snake (Music Video) - 2018

The Dream Job (Short) - 2018

A Slow Boat To China (Short) -2018

The Big Fight (Short) - 2018

Essence Of Romance (Short) -2018

Successes Of Suzhou (Documentary Series -5eps)

4th Floor Of Singapore (Feature) - 2016

Black Hill (Short) - 2012


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