With Alan's housemate Steve deciding to identify himself as a velociraptor, their friendship is tested as Alan's patience nears extinction
My Friend The Raptor (2017)
A collaboration with STORM & SHELTER
The Corpse Series (2016)
VIOLATING FESTIVALS NOW
Written, Directed & Produced by JAMES BUTTON Shot & Edited by KRISTAPS KAZAKS Story by JAMES BUTTON & KRISTAPS KAZAKS Sound Recorded by JAMES HUNT Original Score by JAMES MORRIS
2 awards, 4 nominations, 2 shortlisting and 3 selections including Sundance and IMDB.
Written & Directed by JAMES BUTTON Director of Photography KRISTAPS KAZAKS Produced by LUKE DAVIES Sound Supervisor by JAMES HUNT Original Score by JAMES MORRIS
KITE is my Graduation film, which I wrote and directed, in the third year of my degree at the University of Wales, Newport. It features a professional cast and was shot on location with a Panasonic AF-101 for a budget of £3000 which was largely raised using Kickstarter.
Anna and Richard are a dysfunctional married couple, haunted by a tragedy in their past. Unexpected things take place when a mysterious guest arrives at their hotel. Choices have to be made and Anna must face the past in order to move forward.
12 awards and 15 nominations, including 3x Best Performances awards, Best Screenplay, Best Director, 2x Audience Choice awards and 2x Best Film awards.
A dark, experimental take on the five greatest stages of grief, as a lone man, trapped in a nightmarish world, searches for his lost lover.
A film created for a second year University project with a brief to create an experimental film inspired by a poem or piece of art.
Inspired by Gute Nacht.
Orpheus |ˈôrfēəs|Greek Mythology:
a poet who went to the underworld after the death of his wife and secured her release from the dead, but lost her because he failed to obey the condition that he must not look back at her until they had reached the world of the living.
7 awards, 9 nominations and 2 selections, including Best Experimental, Best Film and Best Of The Festival.
Closed Doors (2011)
"Some doors aren't meant to be opened..."
A dark thriller written, directed, co-edited and designed sound by JAMES BUTTON in his first year at University. Since its release it has had a popular following online and a few successes at film festivals.