The 5 Year
7 friends spend a weekend together 5 years after their graduation only to learn that, without each other, their lives are falling apart.
James Christopher was born and raised in Houston, Texas, graduating from Houston’s St. Pius X High School. His fascination with movies can be traced back to the womb when his mother went to see Jaws. From then on, he remembers thrilling at the sight of Superman flying, Indiana Jones’ whip, laughing at the Ghostbusters and being both intrigued and terrified of Darth Vader. As his love for movies grew, James dove into acting as a medium to express himself. He felt most alive on stage, trying to move an audience. It wasn’t until he saw The Crow, however, that he started to think he could actually make a movie himself.
Before entering college, James served in the United States Army as a Fire Support Sergeant. During his seven years of service, James deployed to Bosnia as a member of Operation: Joint Guard.
After serving, James attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television and Film and a Bachelor of Arts in History. It was at UT that James started to focus on writing and directing as his career path. It was at UT that he wrote his first three feature length scripts, Littlefield, Eden’s Valley and Falling Home. The latter two are still looking for a studio home. James’ writing has been recognized by several writing competitions and film festivals.
In 2007, James, Chris Copple, Jessica Bybee and Nathan Bybee formed Twitchy Dolphin Flix, a micro budget film company in Austin, Texas. They work hard to deliver movies of all genres, using the creative freedom that comes with their autonomy and helping to develop a viable indie film industry in Austin, Texas.
Since starting Twitchy Dolphin Flix, James has directed twelve independent features. Littlefield deals with two people growing apart as they go separate ways in life. Funny Books is the hilarious look at the comic books industry while Look At Me Again tells the story of changing expectations in relationships as life moves on. Snatch ‘N’ Grab follows four women who take desperate measures to gain control of their lives while Abram’s Hand takes a look a horrific look at the collision between politics and religion. 3 References, a romantic comedy about a man facing his romantic past premiered at the exclusive.
James has also directed several shorts, including the award winning Scorned. The Were Bitches Saga takes a different twist on the classic legend of the lycanthrop while Lilith’s Daughters follows two women cast away from mainstream society. Several different movies from one prolific director.
Currently, James resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Jessica, daughter Jourdan and their two German shepherds, Colt and Lord Vader. James spends his time writing and working on new projects. He’s always looking for the new challenge to take and a new story to tell.
James ChristopherWriterQuadX, Pete Winning and the Pirates, DisAssociationVille
Derek BabbKey CastDisAssociationVille, Dead Weight
Alyssa RiveraKey CastUnimaginable
Mindy Fay ParksKey CastThe Life & Death of an Unhappily Married Man
Christopher James RaynorKey CastGreencastle
Rachel Clark-SpearKey CastThe Last Beautiful Girl
Mike DonisKey CastQuadX The Porn Movie Massacre
Tracy ElyKey CastThe Last Beautiful Girl
Shelby CullinanKey CastThe Last Beautiful Girl
Richard JonesKey CastPit Stop, Here Boy