Isaak James

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Isaak James (born on Cape Cod, Massachusetts) is an American film director, actor, singer and musician. He is the founder of Last Ditch Pictures. James is based in New York.


James graduated New York University's Tisch School of the Arts


In 2006, with his sister Eva James,[1] James wrote, directed and starred in Special Needs[2] which was acquired by Lloyd Kaufman at Troma Entertainment in 2007.[3]

Since 2008 James has written and directed three other feature films; Hungry Years (2008)[4] Turbine (2010) and By Way of Home (2011). "By Way of Home" was produced for $1000 and was referred to by Eugene Hernandez at Film Lincoln Center as part of the "Homegrown" film movement.[5][6][7]James' most recent film "Awesome_FCK" (2015) screened as part of the Toronto International Film Festival's Short Cuts, Spring Awakening lineup [8][9] and was awarded a jury prize at the Provincetown International Film Festival.[10]

James' films are available on Netflix, Amazon & iTunes[11]


James has appeared in TV shows including I Wanna Be a Soap Star 2.[12]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Interview."Filmmaker Magazine"
  2. ^ Gibron, B."Special Needs: Film Review", DVDtalk, July 8, 2007, 2007
  3. ^ Garrett, D."Troma talks up Isaak James", Variety Weekly, August 17, 2007
  4. ^ Gibron, B."Hungry Years Review"
  5. ^ Hernandez, E."FilmLinc"
  6. ^ Brennan, M."IndieWire"
  7. ^ Garfunkel, H."Paper Magazine"
  8. ^ TIFF."TIFF Short Cuts Lineup"
  9. ^ Ernst, T."The Reel Thom Ernst"
  10. ^ Smith, N."Indiewire Festival Recap"
  11. ^ Marks, J."Special Needs DVD Review", , September 10, 2008
  12. ^ SOAPnet Star Chat Transcripts "Chat with Isaak James", SOAP Transcripts, July 15, 2005