James is an award winning director, writer, and actor of both theatre and film. He won Best Director at Short+Sweet Sydney 2013, the largest short play festival in the world. He trained at the NIDA Open Actors Studio in 2015 as well as with Kevin Jackson at the HubStudio and Kate Gaul at the Siren Theatre Company. He has taught drama to young people at Spark Youth Theatre, Sydney Talent Company, and CaSPA. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and Film Studies in 2018 at the University of Sydney.