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©2017 James Carman

James Carman is a director/director of photography based in New York City and he is a member of the Producer’s Guild. His work spans the many styles and formats, including features, commercials, TV and documentaries. His movies have premiered and won awards in the top film festivals throughout the world.

FILM CREDITS

 

FEATURE FILMS: 

The Misandrists: Dir. Bruce LaBruce, comedy about a halfway house for girls
• World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2017

FluidQ: Dir. Shu Lea Cheang, dystopian Sci-Fi feature about addictive diseases
• World Premiere Berlin Film Festival 2017

Hollywood and Vine: Dir. Matt Jacobs, black comedy set in LA night buses
• Winner of Best Comedy 2017, Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

MoMA Retrospective of Bruce LaBruce films, including 5 features films shot by

James Carman, screened in spring 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art

The Sweet Life: Dir. Rocco Simonelli, a romantic comedy starring Joan Jett

Gisela; Dir. Isabel Stever, drama about lost youth for German television, WDR
• Premiered at Berlin Film Festival
• Won Crossing Visions award and Best Picture at Moscow Film Festival

LA Zombie: Dir. Bruce LaBruce, The horror of LA. Toronto Film Festival, NA premiere,
• Locarno Film Festival, World Premiere

Otto, or Up With Dead People: Dir. Bruce LaBruce, a romantic horror film
• World premiere at Sundance and European Premiere at Berlin Film Festival
• Won Vision Award at the Rio Film Fest and Best Picture, Milano G&L FFest

Hustler White: Dir. Bruce LaBruce, drama about the hustling scene in LA
• Sundance World premiere and screened at the Berlin, Toronto and Cannes

Latin Boys Go to Hell: Dir. Ela Troyano, passions run high in the New York barrios
• Berlin Film Festival world premiere, Toronto Film Festival

The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me: Dir. Tim Kirkman, film of the Obie award winning play

Big Money Hustlas: Dir. John Cafiero, comedy with the Insane Clown Posse and the Jerky Boys, produced by Island Records

Raspberry Reich: Dir. Bruce LaBruce, satire about a German terrorist cell
• Sundance World Premiere and Berlin Film Festival Premiere

Skin Flic: Dir. Bruce LaBruce, Satire about British Skin Heads
• Edinburgh Film Fest World Premiere, Rotterdam Film Festival

Nancy and Frank: Dir. Wolf Gremm, European Coproduction, romantic drama

New York DP/ aerial cinematography

Circle’s Short Circuit: Dir. Caspar Strake, experimental feature film
• Theatrical screening at MoMA and Anthology Film Archives, NYC

Hacks: Dir. Glenn Rockawitz, comedy about horrible stand-up comics.
• Digidance Film Festival and NY Independent Film Festival

Bloodlines: Dir. Darryl De Angelo, Mafia crime movie

 

COMMERCIALS:

432 Park Place: Producer/DP, James Carman; luxury apts w/ architect Jean Novelle

Steiner Luxury Apartments: Producer/DP, J. Carman, shot at Steiner Film Studio

Sugar Beach Viceroy Resort: Producer/DP, James Carman, Resort in St. Lucia

Four Seasons Hotel: Photographer, J. Carman, updated look for Palm Beach hotel

Sprite: Dir. Matthias Clamer, Animated soft drink spot

Jivamukti: Producer/Director, James Carman, 6 spots for the renowned yoga school

Washington State Lottery: Dir. Glenn Rockowitz, DP/Producer James Carman

Target: Dir. Mathias Clamer, green screen commercial

Guess: Director/DP James Carman, with supermodel Laetitia Casta

Parenting Magazine: Producer/Director James Carman, how mom’s cope

WebMD: Dir. Jason Kelly, Curious Pictures and Tomato Films

MTV Networks: Dir. Matt Heron, table top food spot

Lucent Technologies: Producer/Director James Carman

Pfizer: Dir. David Sandbank, enhancing quality of life

Sparta: Dir. Terry Richardson, for London clothing store ICM

 

DOCUMENTARIES:

Superconscious: Producer/Director James Carman, pilot for a TV show about spiritually gifted people

The Hidden Hand: Alien Contact and the Government Cover-Up: Producer/Director James Carman
Winner of 5 Awards, including the Philip K. Dick award for best documentary and the EBE award for best documentary. Bestseller on Amazon Prime and Netflix

Simple Recipes for Joy and Tribe Gathering: Producer/Director, James Carman.

Book premiere and performance with Sting, Sharon Gannon and Krishna Das

PRIME: Produced/directed movie about United Nations conference, Global Compact

Wind Shadows: Dir. Carole Ryavec, about creating a wildlife corridor in Kenya

Yoga Is: Dir. Suzanne Bryant-Cunha, about the state of yoga in India and America.

Distributed by Magnolia Pictures

Al Capp: Dir. Caitlin Manning, about the cartoonist who created L’il Abner

The Net: Dir. Lutz Dammbeck, about the fight for internet control, ARTE

Breaking the Rules: Dir. Michael Almareda, a film about the 60’s with Peter Fonda,

Eruf: Dir. Kai Wiesinger, about Hasidic Jews and the rules of Shabbat
• Berlin Film Festival World Premiere

Talmud: Dir. Yahuda Safati, about the origins of the Talmud, Canal Plus and ARTE

Autism: Dir. Gary Keys, about the parents of autistic children

Menachem and Fred: Dir. Ronit Kertsner, two brothers who survived the holocaust

What is Yoga?: Dir. Mary Bosakowski, Jivamukti Yoga with Willem Dafoe.

La Lupe: Dir. Ela Troyano, Documentary for PBS about the Cuban singer
• Won Alma Award for Latin Documentaries

ModeRNE: Dir. Miriam Dehne, ARTE, Fashion documentary on the AS4 designers

Asana, Sacred Dance: Dir. James Carman, yoga dance film.

The Marriage Makers: Dir. Miriam Dehne, about the business of marriage,

Heros: Dir. Marie Cactus, about heroic ideals, ARTE/ZDF

 

TELEVISION:

Thomson Reuters: Lighting Designer, Editor and Camera Operator

United Nations TV: Cameraman and quality control supervisor

Aljazeera America: Producer, Cameraman, Editor

PrivCap: Prod/Director, Financial TV show in Sao Paulo, DC, Boston and NYC

Diet Coke Style Series: Lighting Director, with Heidi Klum, Hilary Duff, Robin Thicke,

Edward Norton, Natasha Bedingfield, Stacy Bendet, Christian Siriano

Intel/HP Live Beats Series: Lighting Director for music acts Train, Weezer, and One

Republic

JAMES CARMAN’S RESUME

 

2016

The Misandrists: Dir., Bruce LaBruce, DP James Carman

Fluid: Dir. Shu Lea Cheang, DP for dystopian Sci-Fi Feature about addictive disease.

2015

MOMA: DP; Retrospective of Bruce La Bruce, 5 films screened in April and May.

Williams Agency: Producer, DP; Commercial for 432 Park Pl. with Jean Novelle.

Williams Agency: Producer, DP; Commercial for Steiner Film Studios.

Williams Agency: Producer, Photog., DP; Commercial Sugar Beach Resort. St. Lucia.

Williams Agency: Photographer; Four Seasons Hotel, Palm Beach, Fl.

Hollywood and Vine, Director, Matt Jacobs; DP for a feature length comedy set in LA.

Thomson Reuters: 2001-2015, lighting designer, cameraman, and editor.

The United Nations: 2013-2015, lighting designer, technical director, and cameraman.

Dust: Director, Gladys Triana; Producer/DP, James Carman. A video art piece for El Museo del Barrio in New York City.

 

2014

Simple Recipes for Joy and Tribe Gathering: Producer/Director, James Carman. A book premiere and theatrical performance with Sting, Sharon Gannon and Krishna Das.

 

2013

The Hidden Hand: Producer/Director, James Carman, Winner of 5 Awards, 3 for best documentary. About the phenomenon of extraterrestrial contact. Distributed in North and South America. A bestseller on Amazon Prime and Netflix.

PrivCap: Producer/Director, James Carman. A financial TV show shot in Sao Paulo, D.C. and New York City.

 

2012

In Solitude: Director, Gladys Triana; Producer/DP, James Carman. A video art piece for Cintas Museum in Miami.

 

2011

The Sweet Life: Feature Film. Director, Rocco Simonelli; DP, James Carman. A comedy starring Joan Jett, DVD release.

Sprite: Commercial. Director, Matthias Clamer; DP, James Carman. Animated Spot.

Wind Shadows: Documentary. Director, Carole Ryavec; DP, James Carman. About a wildlife corridor in the Riff Valley of Kenya.

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2010

Intel/HP Live Beats Series: TV Show. Lighting Director, James Carman. Highlighting music groups Train, Weezer, and One Republic.

LA Zombie: Feature Film. Director, Bruce LaBruce; DP, James Carman. Zombie spoof starring Francois Sagat. Toronto and Locarno Film Festivals.

The Glades: Director, Matthias Clamer; DP, James Carman. A&E Chanel, Two commercials to promote the TV show.

The Observer: Director, Gladys Triana; Producer/DP, James Carman. A video art piece for El Museo del Bario in New York City.

 

2009

Diet Coke Style Series: TV Show. Lighting Director, James Carman; Fashion and music show with Heidi Klum, Hilary Duff, Robin Thicke, Edward Norton, Natasha Bedingfield, Stacy Bendet, and Christian Siriano;

Siemens, Commercials. Director, Roman Kuhn; DP, James Carman. Crossing Pictures.

Safia: Commerical. Director, SouadKouninef; DPand Editor; James Carman. Cooking oil spot for Ramadan.

 

2008

Otto; or Up With Dead People: Feature Film. Director, Bruce LaBruce; DP, James Carman. Sundance and Berlin Film Festival. Zombie love story. Won Vision Award at the Rio Film Festival and won Award for Best Picture at the Milano G&L Film Fest. Distributed by Strand Releasing.

Getty Images: Stock Images. Producer/Director, James Carman, Mathias Clamer; Film and photo content 2005-2008.

Blend: Stock Images. Producer/Director, James Carman. Stock photo content from 2007-2009.

Juliana Collezione: Video Lookbook. Producer/Director, James Carman. Filmed fashion collections: Fall and Winter.

Al Capp, Documentary. Director, Caitlin Manning; DP and NYC producer, James Carman. About the L’il Abner cartoonist.

Juliana Collezione: Video Lookbook. Producer/Director, James Carman. Filmed fashion collections: Fall and Winter.

 

2006

Florida Dreams, German TV Drama. Director, Dieter Kehler, Technical Producer New York unit, James Carman. UFA TV, German TV show set in Florida.

White Elephant Hotel, Commerical. Director/DP, James Carman. The 7th Art.

 

2005

Gisela: Feature Film. Director, Isabel Stever; DP, James Carman. Story about violent, star-crossed lovers in Bonn. Berlin Film Festival. Award for Best Feature in Crossing Borders Festival, Austria. Award for Best Feature in the Russian Baltic Debuts Film Festival.

Forever and Always: German TV Drama. Director, Markus Emboden, Technical Producer New York Unit, James Carman. D.I.E TV.

Pfizer Compliance: Educational videos. Producer, James Carman. Legal Videos.

Target: Commercial. Director, James Carman, Green screen web spot.

Untitled: Art Piece. Director, Rirkrit Travania, DP, James Carman.

Autism: Documentary. Director, Gary Keys; DP, James Carman. About how parents struggle to communicate with their autistic children.

 

2004

Raspberry Reich: Feature Film. Director, Bruce La Bruce, DP, James Carman. Spoof about a group of young radical leftists. Sundance and Berlin Film Festival Premiere; Theatrical/video release by Strand Releasing.

Washington State Lottery: Commercial. Director, Glenn Rockowitz, , DP/ Producer, James Carman. Time Traveler Productions, 2 commercials.

Paparazzo: German TV Drama. Director, Stephan Wagner; Technical Producer New York unit, James Carman. Mueller und Seelig Productions;

ModeRNE: Documentary. Director, Miriam Dehne, New York Producer / DP, James Carman. Portrait of the AS4 fashion designers. ARTE / ZDF.

Braun: Commercial. Director/ DP, James Carman; with Heidi Klum.

Eruf: Documentary. Director, Kai Wiesinger; DP, James Carman. About how orthodox Jews go to temple on Sabbath. Berlin Film Festival.

Breaking the Rules: Documentary. Director, Michael Armareda; DP, James Carman. Peter Fonda talks about the counter culture of the 60’s.

Parenting Magazine: Commercial. Producer/Director, James Carman; Inkwell and Time Traveler Productions

La Lupe: Documentary. Director, Ela Troyano; DP, James Carman. About the Cuban singer and Queen of Latin Soul. PBS. Won Alma award for Latin Documentaries.

The Net: Documentary. Director, Lutz Dammbeck, DP, James Carman. About the Unabomber. ARTE/ ZDF.

Elegy: Dance Video. Director, Ela Troyano; DP, James Carman. Tiffany Mills Dance video at Guggenheim Museum.

Pfizer: Commercial. Director, David Sandbank; DP, James Carman. Promotion of Drugs.

Lemurian Legacy: Director, James Carman. Revisionist history in China and Cambodia. Expansions Publishing.

Rosenstrausse: Feature Film. Director, Margareta von Trotta; Technical Producer New York Unit, James Carman. Studio Hamburg.

Not in Our Name: Documentary. Director, Frances Anderson; DP, James Carman. About family members of 9-11 victims.

 

2001

Hacks: Feature Film. Director, Glenn Rockowitz; Producer/DP, James Carman. Comedy about bad stand-up comedians. Smiggle Films.

MTV Networks: Director, Matt Heron; DP, James Carman. Table top food spot with MTV stewardess.

Bloodlines: Feature Film. Director, Darryl De Angelo; DP, James Carman. About the Mafia and secret societies.

Queer as Fuck, The Trey Billings Show: Director, David Briggs; DP, James Carman. Gay comedy. DVD release.

The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me: Feature Film. Director, Tim Kirkland; DP, James Carman. An adaptation of the play. Theatrical/DVD release by Film Next.

Media Metrics: Commercial. Director, Michael Bennett; DP, James Carman.

3D Orchestrate: Commercial. Director, Rich Rickaby; DP, James Carman. Animation software spot.

Nancy and Frank: Feature Film. Director, Wolf Grimm; New York Unit DP/ Aerial cinematography, James Carman. About forlorn love. German Theatrical Release.

Maine International Film Workshops: James Carman taught Cinematography and Videography.

 

1999

Lucent Technologies: Commercial. Producer/Director/DP, James Carman. Spot about broadband Media.

WebMD: Commercial. Director, Jason Kelly; DP, James Carman. Curious Pictures.

Big Money Hustlas: Feature Film. John Cafiero, DP, James Carman. Comedy with the Insane Clown Posse and the Jerky Boys. Produced by Island Records. DVD Release.

Sparta: Commercial. Director, Terry Richardson, DP, James Carman. Spot for London clothing store, ICB.

Sturmzeit: TV Drama. Director, Bernd Boehlich; Technical Producer New York unit, James Carman. Ziegler Films.

 

1998

Skin Flick: Feature Film. Director, Bruce Labruce; DP, James Carman. About a gang of skin heads in London. Rotterdam and Edinburough Film Festivals. Theatrical Release by Strand.

The Floys of Neighorly Lane: Feature Film Short. Director, Danielle Farnaldo;

DP, James Carman. Can you trust your neighbors? 1st prize in Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, and 1st prize Marco Island Fesival.

Guess?: Commercial. DP, James Carman. Fashion spot with supermodel Laetitia Casta.

Asana; Sacred Dance of the Yogi’s: Documentary. Producer /Director /DP, James Carman. A yoga dance film starring Sharon Gannon and David Life. Distributed by Mystic Fire Video and Jivamukti.

“Que Habria Sido de Mi”: Music Video. DP, James Carman. Singer, Victor Manuel; Salsa music!

 

1997

Circle’s Short Circuit: Feature Film. Director, Caspar Strake; DP, James Carman. MOMA screenings.

Latin Boys Go to Hell: Feature Film. Director, Ela Troyano, DP, James Carman. Premiere Berlin and Toronto Film Festival Premieres. Theatrical/video release by Strand Releasing

What is Yoga?: Documentary. Director, Mary Bosakowski; DP, James Carman. About the philosophy of yoga with Willem Dafoe. Distributed by Mystic Fire Video and Jivamukti.

 

1996

Misogyny: Music Video, Band:Rusty, Director, Bruce La Bruce; DP, James Carman.
Awarded best conceptual Music Video ‘96 for More Music Canada.

 

1995

The Marriage Makers: Documentary. Director, Miriam Dehne; DP, James Carman. About the business of marriage. ARTE / ZDF.

Fascist: Feature Film Short. Director, Jürgen Brünning; DP, James Carman. First prize Berlin Video Festival.

Blood: Feature Film Short. Director, Jürgen Brünning; DP, James Carman. A young woman is addicted.

The Last Picture: Feature Film Short. Director, Bulent Akinci; DP, James Carman. About a nude man’s surreal journey. Critics Prize Oberhausen Film Festival.

Open Light: Feature Film Short. Producer/Director, James Carman. An artistic exploration into freedom after facing a nervous breakdown. Award for Artistic Merit, Berlin Interfilm Festival.

 

1993

Think Tank: Feature Film Short. Producer/Director, James Carman. Locarno Film Festival Premiere. A product development creative has a nervous breakdown.

Mind is the Medium: Feature Film Short. Producer/Director, James Carman. Mind creates the message.

 

1991

Three Thousand Years Gravity: Feature Film Short. Producer/Director, James Carman; The journey is the path. Berlin Film Festival Premiere, Locarno Film Festival.

 

1990

Claw Your Eye: Feature Film Short. Producer/Director, James Carman. An exploration into the nature of perception. Berlin Film Festival Premiere, and Sacramento Film Festival Silver Star Award.

 

1988

Outsider’s Overture: Rock Opera. Composer, James Carman. An opera about societal outsiders. Commissioned and performed for the European Culture Capital Berlin.

 

SKILLS

Languages: English, German and Spanish fluency

Technical: All Cameras, Set Lighting, FCP 7, FCPX, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop

 

AFFILIATIONS

PGA; The Producers Guild of America