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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.

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Directors

Igor Zimmerman, Filip Tellander, Bill Skarsgård, Anders Hallberg, Anders Abrahamsson Molgaard, 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), Magnus Renfors, Julie Delpy, Pernille Fisher Christensen, Björn Stein & Måns Mårlind.

Production Companies

Strange Cargo Films, Yellow Bird, ADP, Miso Film, B-Reel Films, Diktator, Garagefilm, Atmo, B-Reel, 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.

Feature Films

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

TV/Series

Jakten på en mördare - Coming soon, De dagar som blommorna blommar, Hassel, Innan vi dör, Gentlemen & Gansters, Upp till kamp, Blå ögon, Viva Hate, Saltön, Irene Huss, Gynekologen i Askim

Short

Scener ur natten, Skolstartssorg

Promos

Eagle Eye Cherry, Darin

James, Director

Darin - En säng av rosor, 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.