James is the IFTA award-winning writer of ‘Wrecking the Rising‘. The three-part historical comedy drama was universally praised for its imaginative and bold take on the 1916 Rebellion which blended time travel fiction with established fact.
He is also the creator of hit legal drama ‘Striking Out‘ for RTE and Blinder Films which enjoyed a very successful two-season run on Irish TV. As well as episode writing duties, James storylined the first series. The show was enormously popular with Irish audiences and was also broadcast in the UK and America.
His other drama credits include two seasons of ‘The Galway Races‘ for TG4. James wrote both series in their entirety and was nominated for an IFTA award for Season I and shortlisted for a Zebbie (Irish Writers Guild) award for his writing on Season II.
James also works extensively in animation and was recently lead writer on the popular non-verbal series for Tencent / Luce Creative, Little Penguin, and has been a core writer on a major new Saudi animation. He has worked on all three seasons of the Emmy-nominated series Oddbods, including writing Halloween Special ‘Party Monsters’, which has garned over 100 million views. His other recent credits include Dorg van Dango and Space Chickens in Space.