James is a multi-award-winning comedy & animation writer, story editor and sketch comedian. He moved to Los Angeles from London in 2019 to work as story editor (head writer) and co-developer of Netflix Animation’s Dogs In Space. He has recently worked as story editor on Netflix’s YA horror-fantasy series Jentry Chau vs The World, EP’d by and starring Ali Wong. James is developing additional new shows with DreamWorks Animation, Netflix Animation, and Ubisoft, as well as new kids animation Meraki Island for CBBC.
Before moving to America, James was a regular writer for two years on Cartoon Network’s multi-BAFTA winning The Amazing World of Gumball: racking up more than fifty writing credits across seasons four, five and six, and co-wrote ‘The Copycats’, an episode which won two British Animation Awards. His other animation credits include multiple episodes on Warner Bros’ Unikitty, Federator Studios’ Bravest Warriors, Disney’s Space Chickens In Space, Monster Beach and Love Monster. He also wrote and story edited on Incredible Ant for Wildseed Studios and YOYKU China. He’s recently been working on a heritage development project for Dreamworks TV Animation, as well as Fabrique D’images, King Bee Animation and Netflix US, and is Head Writer on an exciting new pre-school heritage book adaptation with Chalkdust Animation, as well as co-writing a pilot and bible for a new animated series for Blink Industries and Disney.
James has an extensive background in live comedy, as the lead writer of critically acclaimed UK sketch group “Casual Violence” – whose shows were regularly programmed at the Soho Theatre in London and other high-profile UK venues. James also wrote and co-produced several short films, sketches and podcasts for Casual Violence, and is currently writing and producing his own six part indie series with the group: live action horror-comedy murder mystery “Murder For Dummies”, due for release in 2023.
Outside of writing, James is a reckless but enthusiastic home cook and dinner-party host, an avid theatre-goer, a lifelong Nintendo fanboy, and – with LA having gotten the better of him – a hiker.
James is represented by Gotham Group in the US, working in association with GHA.Website Twitter