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James is passionate about storytelling and cinematography. His work has featured on National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Arte, NBC, Weather Channel, BBC and Sony Professional.
James' biggest project to date is "Afghanistan," a cinematic feature documentary filmed over two years. The project originally intended to be a look at the situation in Afghanistan 20 years after the 9/11 attacks. James set out with Marty Stalker and local Afghan filmmakers to travel across the country and document the stunning landscapes and culture in the remotest parts of the country, and give a voice to the Afghan people. However, whilst filming the USA announced their full military withdrawal from the country, precipitating the collapse of the Government and hostile takeover by the Taliban. The team's mission quickly changed to document the situation and extract as many of their Afghan friends, before they fell victim to the Taliban. The film has been shot on Sony cameras (Venice, FX6, FX9) with prime lenses and professional drones, giving a unique cinematic perspective of Afghanistan. The film has been supported by Northern Ireland Screen, co-produced between James Glancy (Arctik Films) and Featuristic Films, and distributed by West End Films.
Afghanistan premiered at Docs Ireland in Belfast in 2023.
Updates about Afghanistan's forthcoming screening at international film festivals will be announced on social media.
The Secret Cupboard
When moving house, a young boy let's his imagination run wild when he follows his pet dog into the cupboard under the stairs. By James Glancy and Marty Stalker.
The Wilderness Closeby
James is a Sony Professional Ambassador and was asked by Sony Professional to test the new Sony FX6 Cine camera. Putting the camera through it's paces in the field, James captured British wildlife in action in Autumn.
The Rhino Whisperer
Photos by James
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