Tonight we begin filming with over 50 artists in the Upstate of South Carolina for the YOU GOT THIS film project in collaboration with our area’s teen pregnancy prevention effort, led by CONNECT Spartanburg at the Mary Black Foundation and artists from across the state. Today’s spotlight is on James Weber, the Director of Photography on the project.
This program is funded in part by Chapman Cultural Center, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.
James has been at the helm of several New York based film and video production companies and is currently working on a number of exciting projects with his new company, BlueSight Media. He recently produced, MYTH, his second short film project working alongside Jay Gould. The first was as co-director of the thriller short film HENRY, which was penned by Jay Gould as well as co-produced. With almost twenty years of experience, he has produced several successful documentary films, including the BANFF Award-winning Farang Ba (Crazy White Foreigner) and worked on Finding Billy (a documentary about the hit Broadway musical, Billy Elliot). He was also a producer on the original television pilot, Temps, which premiered at the first ever New York Television Festival. Along with commercials, James has created and supervised video content for many Fortune 500 companies. His past affiliation with Entertainment Weekly has brought him onto the sets of several films and hit television shows, as well as to the Toronto Film Festival, Comic-Con, and The Tribeca Film Festival, where he has produced interview segments for dozens of A-list celebrities. Based in New York for over twenty years, James is well connected to the artists and technicians who work in the city’s diverse entertainment industry.