James is a commercial videographer & photographer, often working as a director, producer and writer. James’ love for film began with access to the National Film Board of Canada, with Canadian films such as 23 Skidoo, watching the greats like 2001: A Space Odyssey and continued his love for film through work in television production and advertising. He studied cultural studies, television & film in university and continues to love experimental and independent film. While he is not assisting OSIF or making films, James paints, writes, does yoga and is part of a number of spiritual communities. He is excited to be serving as president for a second term and hopes to establish a permanent home for OSIF in the Kelowna Creative Hub.