James Harrison

James is a filmmaker based in the Channel island of Guernsey offering a service creating engaging, high quality films/videos.

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"I couldn’t recommend working with James more strongly. James fully understood the brief of what we wanted to produce, and he quickly developed the idea further than we could have imagined. His creative input into both filming and editing was fantastic, and his communication throughout the project was perfect. I can safely say that working with James really has taken our ideas and concepts to another level entirely and we are looking forward to working with him on our next project!"

Dr. James Mackenzie
Institute Director
London Dental Institute

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2021-04-07T18:16:25+00:00

Dr. James Mackenzie
Institute Director
London Dental Institute

"I couldn’t recommend working with James more strongly. James fully understood the brief of what we wanted to produce, and he quickly developed the idea further than we could have imagined. His creative input into both filming and editing was fantastic, and his communication throughout the project was perfect. I can safely say that working with James really has taken our ideas and concepts to another level entirely and we are looking forward to working with him on our next project!"
"James' knowledge, skill and enthusiasm has been outstanding in making a film of our factory. His help and guidance was excellent and we now have a much better appreciation of what is required to achieve such detailed and quality recording of the many different processes we do. We are delighted with the film and the positive comments we have received."

Annah Jones
Materials Director
Offshore Electronics

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2021-01-29T18:28:02+00:00

Annah Jones
Materials Director
Offshore Electronics

"James' knowledge, skill and enthusiasm has been outstanding in making a film of our factory. His help and guidance was excellent and we now have a much better appreciation of what is required to achieve such detailed and quality recording of the many different processes we do. We are delighted with the film and the positive comments we have received."
"Throughout the entire shoot James’ attention to detail and film making craft of how each shot linked to the next was paramount to its overall success. Key to this was the careful choreographing of the pace and framing of each shot to provide contrast and interest to the overall finished production. James is very easy to work with, constantly thinking on his feet to ensure the overall vision for the film remained consistent. I look forward to working with James on future projects."

Matt Collas
Director
Rock & Small

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2021-01-29T18:26:33+00:00

Matt Collas
Director
Rock & Small

"Throughout the entire shoot James’ attention to detail and film making craft of how each shot linked to the next was paramount to its overall success. Key to this was the careful choreographing of the pace and framing of each shot to provide contrast and interest to the overall finished production. James is very easy to work with, constantly thinking on his feet to ensure the overall vision for the film remained consistent. I look forward to working with James on future projects."
"At Crowd we are a very tight knit team and choose very carefully who we collaborate with. James is someone that we have always trusted 100% and he has never let us down. He has the ability to understand with ease exactly what we are looking for and his delivery is seamless and always on time. We continue to partner with James and would recommend his services for any project."

Ollie Smith
Director
Crowd Media

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2021-01-29T18:22:49+00:00

Ollie Smith
Director
Crowd Media

"At Crowd we are a very tight knit team and choose very carefully who we collaborate with. James is someone that we have always trusted 100% and he has never let us down. He has the ability to understand with ease exactly what we are looking for and his delivery is seamless and always on time. We continue to partner with James and would recommend his services for any project."
"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 produced a first class film showcasing Careers in Construction. The film premiered at our Guernsey Building Trades Employers Association Awards evening, to great acclaim. James had to work around a wet winter and ‘lockdown’ in order to complete the film. His attention to detail and creative skill made the film look effortless. I would highly recommend James, not only is he excellent at his craft but he is also a great guy. On behalf of the GBTEA, thank you, James!"

Paul Mason
President, GBTEA
Construction Director, RG Falla

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2021-01-29T18:21:58+00:00

Paul Mason
President, GBTEA
Construction Director, RG Falla

"James produced a first class film showcasing Careers in Construction. The film premiered at our Guernsey Building Trades Employers Association Awards evening, to great acclaim. James had to work around a wet winter and ‘lockdown’ in order to complete the film. His attention to detail and creative skill made the film look effortless. I would highly recommend James, not only is he excellent at his craft but he is also a great guy. On behalf of the GBTEA, thank you, James!"
"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
Founder
30baysIn30Days

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

Liz Stonebridge
Founder
30baysIn30Days

"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."

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

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

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

"We have been very lucky to have worked with James for over two years 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 15 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
Industry Professional

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

Russel Torode
Industry Professional

"I have been lucky enough to work with James on numerous projects over the past 15 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
Private Client

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

VP
Private Client

"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

Guernsey Hospitality Recruitment

A short, fast-paced film, produced as part of a 2021 government campaign to encourage people to relocate to Guernsey to work in the hospitality industry. The film gives a snapshot of the local industry and the opportunities on offer. It also shows the added benefits of working in such a beautiful location. Visit the recruitment campaign website here.



Guernsey Police Recruitment

policeman cycling past a martello tower in Guernsey

A short film, produced as part of the 2021 campaign drive to recruit new officers into Guernsey Police. Produced on a very tight schedule, this film aimed to give an interesting overview of the varying career paths within Bailiwick Law Enforcement. The film can also be viewed on the Bailiwick Law Enforcement Facebook Page here.



Offshore Electronics | Factory Insight

A short video to showcase the services offered by Offshore Electronics, who are a leading Contract Electronics Manufacturing (CEM) company. Due to Covid-19 related border restrictions in Guernsey, Offshore Electronics were keen to enable potential customers a way of seeing the factory and their high-end manufacturing processes.



Victor Hugo Garden at Candie

A short film to showcase the new Victor Hugo Garden in Guernsey, designed by Raymond Evison, with input and support from the Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society, the Garden contains a number of plants and sections which reflect Hugo’s writings, philosophy and his beliefs.



GBTEA “I Wouldn’t Say No to Construction”


Guernsey Post

postman sorting mail


Services

James operates a full-service production company based in Guernsey, Channel Islands, but is available for work worldwide.

With vast experience in an array of production styles, including commercial/advertising, documentary, promotional and corporate, James has the ability to produce distinctly engaging, high-quality work.

Whether you’re looking to commission a large-scale promotional campaign or a simple internal corporate video, the approach is the same – 100% dedication to the project, with no half-measures. Understanding the client’s needs and producing work that not only hits the brief, but will genuinely engage the viewer, is key to ensuring each project is a success.

If you feel like you or your organisation could utilise James’ services, please get in touch to begin a discussion.


Please watch James’ showreel and browse his portfolio to get a sense of his work.


  • James Harrison Filmmaker Guernsey studio

James’ Studio


“Social video gets shared 1200% more than text and images combined.” WordStream

“Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it in text.” Insivia

Commercial/Advertising

If your company or organisation needs to promote a product or brand proposition, there are a multitude of approaches and styles to creating engaging videos. We can figure out which is best for you.

Documentary

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

Promotional

A high-quality, targeted, 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 and help create a buzz.

Corporate

If your company or organisation needs to offer a corporate message to clients, potential clients, industry partners, an internal video for staff, or even a full-scale company overview – James can create something that truly engages.

Drone Filming

Incorporating aerial shots (sparingly) into a film/video can really lift the engagement and production values. James works with licensed & insured operators as and when necessary for the individual project.


Pricing: Every project is bespoke, therefore a full understanding of the objectives is needed before any costs can be offered – this is why there is no pricing listed on this website.


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 six 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, and has seen worldwide sales.

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

Contact


If you’d like to discuss a potential project or arrange a (no-obligation) meeting, please complete the form or email directly.


Contact@jamesharrison.gg




“The average user spends 88% more time on a website with video” Forbes

“By 2022, online videos will make up more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic” Cisco