While navigating the studio world, James directed numerous award winning independent short films including the BET Lens on Talent finalist Cocoa Love and the Cannes Short Film Corner select Thula.
Upon leaving the studio system, James set his sights on creating original content for the digital space. He launched a handful of original scripted web series including the hit romance drama First for Issa Rae's YouTube channel. Simultaneously, James worked as a Digital Producer for the TV Land shows The Soul Man and Younger, as well as Nickelodeon's docu-series All in With Cam Newton.
Currently, James is completing post-production on an original drama series titled Giants in which he created, wrote, directed and stars, while continuing to develop projects for his production company James Bland Films.