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Testimonials

James is an excellent DP (director of photography), with a great eye for creative and high quality content. Working with James is always a pleasure, his ability to work efficiently and effectively in the fast-paced variety of environments makes him an integral part of our productions.

Stephen Moon
Head of Production
Social Channel
WTA Networks

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-02T14:32:42+00:00

Stephen Moon
Head of Production
Social Channel
WTA Networks

James is an excellent DP (director of photography), with a great eye for creative and high quality content. Working with James is always a pleasure, his ability to work efficiently and effectively in the fast-paced variety of environments makes him an integral part of our productions.
James has an incredible knack of combining top-level technical ability and attention to detail, with a relaxed approach that instantly puts everyone at ease to enable him to get the best shots. We’ve been blown away by his knowledge, vision and editing skills in being able to deliver films that encapsulate everything we wanted, in such a fresh and inspiring way.

Liz Stonebridge
30baysIn30Days
Founder

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-07-08T16:47:47+00:00

Liz Stonebridge
30baysIn30Days
Founder

James has an incredible knack of combining top-level technical ability and attention to detail, with a relaxed approach that instantly puts everyone at ease to enable him to get the best shots. We’ve been blown away by his knowledge, vision and editing skills in being able to deliver films that encapsulate everything we wanted, in such a fresh and inspiring way.
We were delighted to work with James on creating a bespoke video for our showroom. He is not only hugely talented, but also very professional, friendly and knowledgeable.

We were thrilled with the finished product and look forward to working with James in the future.

Rory Inglis
Managing Director
POS Interiors

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-02T13:53:55+00:00

Rory Inglis
Managing Director
POS Interiors

We were delighted to work with James on creating a bespoke video for our showroom. He is not only hugely talented, but also very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We were thrilled with the finished product and look forward to working with James in the future.
James provides a flexible, professional service with high quality results. He provides advice and guidance throughout the process to ensure your final creative not only meets your goals, but exceeds them. We would highly recommend his services.

Alice Gill
Guernsey Electricity

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:42:25+00:00

Alice Gill
Guernsey Electricity

James provides a flexible, professional service with high quality results. He provides advice and guidance throughout the process to ensure your final creative not only meets your goals, but exceeds them. We would highly recommend his services.
We have been very lucky to have worked with James for over a year now, on a variety of projects. His professionalism, reliability and output truly set his work apart and he is a pleasure to work with for our team. Working remotely, he displays incredible attention to detail and efficiency, producing excellent visuals and always fully understanding the brief.

Melissa Lee
Chief Operating Officer
Marketing & Communications Chief of Staff
Nicholas Hall Group of Companies

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:43:52+00:00

Melissa Lee
Chief Operating Officer
Marketing & Communications Chief of Staff
Nicholas Hall Group of Companies

We have been very lucky to have worked with James for over a year now, on a variety of projects. His professionalism, reliability and output truly set his work apart and he is a pleasure to work with for our team. Working remotely, he displays incredible attention to detail and efficiency, producing excellent visuals and always fully understanding the brief.
James is an incredibly talented director and cameraman. He shoots beautifully and makes everyone he films with feel at ease, producing work of the highest quality. He did a phenomenal job for me on ITV1’s documentary series Island Hospital. He was visually creative and adventurous, and as a Guernseyman, his insider knowledge meant we were able to capture the best the island had to offer.

Fiona Inskip
Series Producer
Island Hospital
ITV1

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:43:00+00:00

Fiona Inskip
Series Producer
Island Hospital
ITV1

James is an incredibly talented director and cameraman. He shoots beautifully and makes everyone he films with feel at ease, producing work of the highest quality. He did a phenomenal job for me on ITV1’s documentary series Island Hospital. He was visually creative and adventurous, and as a Guernseyman, his insider knowledge meant we were able to capture the best the island had to offer.
I have been lucky enough to work with James on numerous projects over the past 13 years. He is annoyingly talented to a fellow cameraman and editor. He always brings 100% professionalism to every job and never settles for anything other than perfection. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Russel Torode
Freelancer

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:45:20+00:00

Russel Torode
Freelancer

I have been lucky enough to work with James on numerous projects over the past 13 years. He is annoyingly talented to a fellow cameraman and editor. He always brings 100% professionalism to every job and never settles for anything other than perfection. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
His professionalism, attention to detail and reliability were but a few of the reasons why it was an absolute pleasure to work with James.

Retha Jenkins
PROTECT

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:44:52+00:00

Retha Jenkins
PROTECT

His professionalism, attention to detail and reliability were but a few of the reasons why it was an absolute pleasure to work with James.
When I decided to create a film to play to my wife at our wedding reception, James was the man who filmed, directed and produced this. He also contributed to the script of the film. James is a joy to work with, and his sheer professionalism and absolute commitment to quality is undeniable. He went above and beyond to get things done, and the end product left a room of over 180 people speechless. I can’t recommend James highly enough.

VP

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:46:20+00:00

VP

When I decided to create a film to play to my wife at our wedding reception, James was the man who filmed, directed and produced this. He also contributed to the script of the film. James is a joy to work with, and his sheer professionalism and absolute commitment to quality is undeniable. He went above and beyond to get things done, and the end product left a room of over 180 people speechless. I can’t recommend James highly enough.

Selected Films

30 bays in 30 days swimming documentary film

Project: 30baysin30days

A series of short videos to promote an event in which people were asked to swim 30 Guernsey bays in as many days. The promotional films were widely shared across social media.


Client: 30baysin30days
Year: 2019
Directed, Shot, Edited: James Harrison
Aerial Shots: DroneGSY
Music: Simon Prince, Hot Source
View The Full Campaign: Here


 

A silhouette of a person standing on a cliff edge

Project: Make a Home in Guernsey

A film created to showcase Guernsey’s unique work/life balance and encourage high-net-worth individuals and businesses to relocate to the island. Showcased at Locate Guernsey’s London annual event. See news article: here.


Client: Locate Guernsey
Year: 2018
Directed, Shot, Edited: James Harrison
Aerial Shots: DroneGSY


two women painting on a Guernsey shoreline

Project: Go-Do

VisitGuernsey’s 2019 national Television & Online advertising video campaign, tying in with the release of the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society Hollywood film.


Client: VisitGuernsey & Vivid
Year: 2018/2019
Shot / Edited: James Harrison
Directed: Karl Sanderson


 

metal staircase and foliage in a showroom

Project: Point Of Sale Showroom

A brief showcase film of this interior design and fit-out company’s stunning showroom. A video tour gives potential clients a taste of POS’s impressive bespoke services.

Shot in 4K.


Client: Point Of Sale Interiors
Year: 2019
Directed, Shot, Edited: James Harrison


 

A swimmer in the sea photographed from below

Project: Sea Donkey

In 2014 James embarked on a demanding three-year project, to produce his first feature length documentary. It follows Guernseyman and open water swimmer, Adrian Sarchet as he prepared to swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland.


Year: 2017
Directed, Shot, Edited: James Harrison
Aerial Shots: Mark Guille
Music: Nik Laker
Animation: Adam Le Gallez
View full project: here


 

Professional tennis player Alexander Zverev stroking a sausage dog

Project: Miami Tennis Open 2019 – Zverev And Isner’s Day Goes To The Dogs

Professional tennis stars Alexander Zverev and John Isner lent a hand to the Greater Humane Society of Miami – and Zverev walked away with a dog of his own! This short video feature was filmed during the Miami Open 2019, widely shared across social media and aired on the Tennis Channel.


Client: ATP & WTA Networks
Year: 2019
Shot: James Harrison
Edited & Produced: ATP & WTA Networks


Project: 2018 Guernsey Tourism Season Overview

A film produced to provide an overview of the 2018 tourist season in Guernsey, this was showcased at the VisitGuernsey annual industry seminar. It was screened in conjunction with the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie, VisitGuernsey and StudioCanal collaboration video, also produced by James.


Client: VisitGuernsey
Year: 2018
Directed, Filmed & Edited: James Harrison


 

Project: WTA Future Stars

Short documentary following the journey of the Future Stars Finals week in Singapore, where they battle it out for the title, and get to meet their tennis idols.


Client: WTA
Year: 2016
Directed, Shot, Edited: James Harrison
Produced: Hane Davis / WTA
Additional filming: Hane Davis, with some additional TV coverage of finals match play.


 

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Services

James operates a full service production company, based in Guernsey, but is available for work around the globe.

Feel free to get in touch to discuss any film/video project you have in mind, and we can bring your idea to life!


  • James Harrison Filmmaker Guernsey studio


James’ Studio


Commercial & Corporate

If your company or organisation wants to promote a product or brand proposition, or offer a corporate message to clients, potential clients or industry partners, together we can create an engaging, high-quality professional film (or series of films), bespoke to your needs.


Example 1: Go-Do
Example 2: Make A Home In Guernsey
Example 3: Guernsey Tourism Season


Documentary

Documentaries can vary from short micro-docs right up to feature-length films and can vary hugely in approach, depending on the nature of the project. James has a particular interest in producing documentary films and this more natural style of filmmaking can suit a wide range of video projects.


Example 1: Sea Donkey
Example 2: WTA Future Stars
Example 3: Mark


Promotional

A high-quality, engaging promotional film is worth its weight in gold. If your company or organisation is looking to promote an event or a new product launch, together we can create something to get your message across succinctly, professionally and help create a buzz.


Example 1: 30baysin30days
Example 2: Point Of Sale Showroom

Example 3: Conquer The Castle


Short Features

Some of James’s filmmaking work consists of short, documentary-style features with a sports theme or angle. Sport can be a powerful narrative tool in video.


Example 1: Miami Tennis Open
Example 2: Adam Peaty In Guernsey
Example 3: Karolina Pliskova in Singapore


About James

James is a filmmaker based in the Channel Island of Guernsey and offers a global service creating engaging, high-quality films.

 

  • James Harrison Filmmaker Guernsey on cliff steps

James on location


Over the past five years his work has taken him around the world producing a variety of content for clients.

James graduated from Portsmouth University in 2009 at the age of 27, gaining a 1st class BA (Hons.) degree in TV & Film Production, winning a Royal Television Society documentary award in the same year for the short film Mark.

His interest in filmmaking began at the age of 14, producing BMX extreme-sports videos. Documenting this fast-action sport proved a fantastic learning curve and taught him fundamental skills that he uses to this day.

Although he still loves to shoot action sports, he has diversified to cover a wide range of content including documentary, promotional and corporate work. He always strives to convey engaging narrative while keeping production values high.

He became a full-time filmmaker in the summer of 2014 and soon began production on his first feature-length, award-winning documentary. Sea Donkey, which was released in 2017, has seen worldwide sales.

In his spare time James enjoys swimming and in 2016 he swam the English Channel.

Contact

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