Documentary Director

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b. 1986, HK.

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"Photographically James has something of the Martin Parr about him but as a documentarian he also has an enormous appetite and gift for exploring the human condition through the lens. The result in the Town Hall series helped create a very real tale of survival, politics and power” The Observer 28/10/12

JAMES NEWTON IS A BAFTA WINNING DIRECTOR WHO MAKES BOLD AND DISTINCTIVE FILMS WITH A INDIVIDUAL STYLE.

WITH TWO BAFTA NOMINATIONS IN 2016 (BEST FACTUAL SERIES, AND TELEVISION CRAFT, DIRECTOR - FACTUAL), HIS FILM, THE DETECTIVES WAS DESCRIBED AS “BRILLIANT”, BY THE INDEPENDENT, “ESSENTIAL VIEWING”, BY THE GUARDIAN, IN 2018 JAMES WON A BAFTA FOR GUN NO6.

HIS TALENT AND PASSION FOR DOCUMENTARY CINEMATOGRAPHY WAS FIRST RECOGNISED WITH A KODAK COMMERCIALS AWARD IN 2006. AND, AFTER WINNING A DAVID LEAN SCHOLARSHIP, JAMES GRADUATED FROM THE NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL IN 2007 WITH AN MA IN DOCUMENTARY.