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Director James Kicklighter expended the initial eighteen several years of his daily life in Bellville, Ga, inhabitants 123. Considering that then, he has gone on to grow to be a multi-award successful Los Angeles-based filmmaker. His operate has been recognized by the world’s push, such as The Hollywood Reporter, The Moments of India, Film Courage and FilmInk Australia. Kicklighter is at present in post-creation on two movies, Angel of Wherever and The American Query.

Existing Work

Angel of Wherever is the story of an empathetic stripper who plays therapist to his many destroyed clientele and co-workers. Angel of Wherever stars Briana Evigan (“Step Up Motion picture two: The Streets”), Ser’Darius Blain (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”), and introduces Axel Roldos as Angel.

The American Concern, his new documentary, examines individual values methods to comprehend the partisan divide in The united states. It cuts beneath politics to find the widespread floor that can be the foundation for coming with each other. The film is being made with a broad range of imagined leaders throughout the cultural spectrum. The American Issue just lately commenced editorial with Carlos Puga, the Emmy-award winning producer of MTV’s “True Daily life.” Carlos is also a SXSW Jury Award Winner and Sundance Award Nominee.

Moreover, he just lately directed the debut ad for We The Future. It was recognized by 2008 Obama for America Subject Organizer and previous Lyft govt John McBride. WTF arms supporters with new tools that leverage social networks and digital conversation channels to mobilize their close friends and communities in elections.

Preceding Perform

Los Angeles-primarily based filmmaker James Kicklighter’s first function, Wants of the Heart, was released theatrically across India in November 2015. Kris Sharma (Val Lauren) leaves a budding romance with an artist (Alicia Minshew) in Savannah, GA for a relationship organized by his mother and father in Rajasthan, India. There, he discovers hundreds of years previous secrets that may possibly figure out the fate of his future. The movie was an official assortment of many festivals across the United States and all around the planet, which includes the Cannes Marché du Movie and was the winner of Greatest Overseas Film at the Los Angeles Femme Movie Pageant. Movie Menace declared that Desires “matches its narrative’s expansive ambitions with gorgeous visions that change both Ga and India into nearly long term states of postcard-pleasant imagery.” The Impartial Critic said it is “both smart and fantastic…[difficult] equally coronary heart and thoughts with a tale that is culturally grounded, relatively mystical in nature, and yet psychologically insightful.”

Previously, Ain’t it Amazing Information stated of Adopted, his adaptation of the Zombie quick story from Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh, “[is] an totally new and refreshing take on the zombie genre, directed with a delicate and light hand, [it is] the most sudden horror surprise noticed in really a whilst.” Fotogramas, 1 of Europe’s major film publications, stated that “[Adopted]… return[s] the style to progressive social commentary.” 

His most latest critically acclaimed documentary Electronic Version, about The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s transition from print to electronic as they operate in a new media atmosphere, is now streaming on Amazon Primary and was an official assortment of the 2017 Atlanta Movie Pageant, an Academy Award qualifying function. Crushed Celluloid raved, “Kicklighter’s path has a kinetic pace to match its topic make a difference, but often retains every thing on a really human level…[Digital Version] covers an critical matter that I do not come to feel has been offered a lot thought in media.”

He was the Film Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign in Virginia, directing material that includes Sen. Tim Kaine, Sean Astin, Lena Dunham (“Girls”), Kate Walsh, (“Grey’s Anatomy”) Bellamy Younger (“Scandal”), Constance Wu (“Fresh off the Boat”), Miley Cyrus, Olympic determine skater Michelle Kwan, previous secretary of condition Madeleine Albright, among other general public, personal and political figures.

Coming Up Next

Director James Kicklighter is developing many movies with a southern voice for producers Richard Saperstein (The Mist, Se7en), M. Elizabeth Hughes (Limited Term 12, Girlfriend’s Working day) and Beau Turpin (Beneath the Leaves, Counterpunch), which includes The Perpetual State of Georgia from Casey Nelson and Kate Murdoch (The Last Treasure Hunt) and Erk, a biopic about famous university soccer coach Erk Russell.

Furthermore, he is revising his very first e-book, the biography of famed amusement publicist Bobby Zarem. Another venture, his screenplay Escaping Bellview, was featured on The Black Listing, SpecScout, and slated. Furthermore, it was named to the Best fifty in the 2016 ISA Rapidly Keep track of Fellowship.


Director James Kicklighter volunteers with AMBITION, a Los Angeles-primarily based system that teaches entrepreneurial abilities to low-cash flow students.

In addition, James serves on the Advisory Board for the Office of Conversation Arts at Ga Southern University, his alma mater. He was lately decided on out of more than 30,000 residing graduates to be listed on the inaugural “40 Under forty Alumni.”

He was chosen for “impact in company, management, group, academic and/or philanthropic endeavors.”

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