James Velasquez works as a freelance 1st Assistant Director on feature films, commercials and television productions. He began working in the film business in 1995 after graduating from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Media Arts/Filmmaking.
James began his career in Los Angeles where he started out as a production assistant and quickly worked his way through the ranks as a 3rd Assistant Director and 2nd Assistant Director. Since then, James has worked on over 50 feature films and television productions, both in the US and in Sweden.
After several years as a creative and much appreciated FAD, James Velasquez’s is now also available for assignments as a Director and Scriptwriter.
Mikael Marcimain, Per Fly, Pernilla August, Jens Sjögren, Lena Koppel, Gabriela Pichler, Lisa Aschan, Lisa Siwe, Lukas Moodysson, Simon Kaijser, Jan Troell, Lars Von Trier, Jens Lien (Norge), Erik Poppe (Norge), Emiliano Goessens, Martin Asphaugh, Andrea Östlund, Anders Nilsson, Jens Jonsson, Lance Daly (Irland), Nanna Houlmann, Michael Hjorth, Maria Eriksson, Birger Larsen (Danmark), Julie Delpy, Pernille Fisher Christensen, Björn Stein & Måns Mårlind
Garagefilm, Atmo, B-Reel Films, Stella Nova, Strix Drama, Anagram, Acne Drama, Memfis Film, Filmlance, Hepp film, Drakfilm, SVT Drama Göteborg, SVT Drama Stockholm, Götafilm, Paradox (Norge), Tre Vänner, SF, Nordisk Film, Zentropa
Swoon, Unga Astrid, Amatörer, Den allvarsamma leken, Gentlemen, Call Girl, My Zoe, Monica Z, Melancholia, Snabba Cash – Livet Deluxe, Svinalängorna, Mammut, Det vita folket, Dom över död man, Lycka till och ta hand om varandra, Karaokekungen
De dagar som blommorna blommar, Hassel, Innan vi dör, Gentlemen & Gansters, Upp till kamp, Blå ögon, Viva Hate, Saltön, Irene Huss, Gynekologen i Askim
Scener ur natten, Skolstartssorg
Eagle Eye Cherry, Darin
Darin - Idenitetslös, Darin - Ja må du leva, Darin - F your love, Darin -Ta mig tillbaka, Darin - Nobody knows, Eagle Eye Cherry - Streets of you, Eagle Eye Cherry - Track Chat, Christian Walz - Never be afraid again, Wide Eyed, The Byrd.
James, Director 2nd unit
Johan Falk - De fredlösa, Johan Falk - Operation Näktergal, Johan Falk - Leo Gaut, Johan Falk - National Target.
James, Assistant Director
Björnstad, Underneath, Boiler Maker, Survivior.