James Sharpe is a writer and director of commercials, branded content, music videos, TV and film, his clients include Paramount Pictures, Disney, All Nippon Airways, Marriot, Sony Playstation, Microsoft, Samsung, Currys PC World.

Originally from the East Midlands, he began his career writing and directing short films with backing from UK Film Council, EM Media, and Wellington Films.

Transitioning to music videos, he directed videos for independent artists such as Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Bearsuit, and Darren Hayman. His videos showcasing at SXSW and Ciclope Festival of Craft.

His music videos led him to direct sketches for BBC’s Russell Howard’s Good News for two series before moving into commercial directing.

His last short FIBS funded by Creative England and executive produced by 2AM Films, played at Aesthetica Film Festival and the London Short Film Festival "Sharpe’s delicate direction combines the half-known fantasies of adolescence...all the stronger for allowing its actors to communicate with silences. The film’s landscapes are its emotional axis." - Joshua Potts, The Double Negative.

James is currently developing a slate of feature films.