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James Doherty

James Doherty


Scriptwriter, Film Director


I’m an Irish writer/director working in drama, with a particular focus on intense stories of brittle masculinity. My short film Breathe won awards internationally(*ADIFF, *BFI FiveFilms, *ICCL Human Rights, *BelfastFF) and was viewed by half a million viewers in a showcase by the BFI and British Council.
My background is in design and most recently collaborating on animations with musicians Tame Impala, Sean Paul, Khalid and Katy Perry. I've created animations for Sony Pictures, Disney, Empire as well as Nike working with filmmakers Ben
Wheatley and Richard Ayoade. I'm now focused on story driven projects.

My upcoming short film IF NEON MEETS ARGON is funded by Screen Ireland's Focus Shorts scheme and my feature film SEVENTH SON is currently in development.