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James Routh

Director and Series Producer

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Glasgow

About Me

A highly experienced, critically-acclaimed shooting series producer/director with broad experience of documentary and factual television, including observational films, current affairs and specialist factual. Recent credits range from an ambitious feature doc, a fast turnaround BBC current affairs film, a big budget Netflix series, a short doc for... Read More

A highly experienced, critically-acclaimed shooting series producer/director with broad experience of documentary and factual television, including observational films, current affairs and specialist factual. Recent credits range from an ambitious feature doc, a fast turnaround BBC current affairs film, a big budget Netflix series, a short doc for Rolex and lower budget, observational one-off films and series. Read Less

James is a great, multi-skilled Series Director. For Camps to Champs for the Olympic Channel he was creative in the prep stages, thinking up new ways to shoot in our challenging locations. He was then hands on directing and filming on location, working well with talent, and saw the project successfully through multiple edits. Creative, talented and dependable - highly recommended!

Jonathan Pascoe

James is one of the best Producer/Directors we have worked with; he is that rare combination; a truly terrific film director with a great journalistic instinct. His work is always entertaining with carefully thought out stories that hold the viewer's attention. He knows how to conduct interviews that get under the skin of a subject and that allow people to expound freely. For our company he has also written excellent proposals and helped us present them to industrial clients and broadcasters. James can gather his own material and is pretty handy with his own camera set up if needs be. Lastly, and just as importantly in my view, James is great to work with, a lovely presence around the office and a sense of humour that keeps everyone who works with him chipper.

Michael Proudfoot

Dependable, thoughtful and with a sharp eye for a beautiful shot, James will always bring you back a cracking film.

With a very amiable and temperate nature, he’s a generous director who is exemplary at getting the most out of his team. I learnt a lot from working with him and would trust him completely with my most difficult or sensitive contributors. He can sniff a story out from twenty paces and with a brain the size of his –I can’t think of a subject he couldn’t handle– his range is limitless.

He’s a pleasure to work with and I’d hire him in a heartbeat.

Tomiko Newson

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  • Agent:

    Moray Coulter, Stern & Wild

  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Corporate Communications

  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Language:

    French (Conversational)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Driving Licence

    Commentary Writing

    CRB Check

    Safeguarding Trust

  • Technical Skills:

    Fixed Rig Experience

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Canon C300 Mark II

    Canon EOS C300

    Sony PMW-F55

  • Awards:

    Radio Times Readers' Award 2019<br /> Sportel Jury Prize 2017<br /> IVCA Gold Award 2011

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