New York, NY, USA
Ad director turned movie director.
James began his career as an advertising executive on Madison Avenue in New York and evolved into a client-side marketing executive with Fortune 500 companies.
After a stint in the Navy, he graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Theater from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Sharpe has also trained at Boston University's School of Theatre, The American Conservatory Theater in SF, and The Actors and Directors Lab in New York. Additionally, he studied stage directing at Smith College and has directed critically acclaimed plays on both coasts. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Directing at StonyBrook/Killer Films in Manhattan.
His first short film, "Denial," starred Kyle Bornheimer and Katie Swain, and was accepted into the San Jose International Short Film Festival and The Beverly Hills Shorts Festival.
His next short, "Man's Game" was selected to screen at The Outflix Film Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, and The Buffalo International Film Festival in New York.
His latest efforts include, "TRANSition Day," which became official selections of Queer Bits Film Festival in Chicago, Chennai Rainbow Film Festival in India, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, and the Meta-Queerfest Film Festival in Minsk, Belarus; and "Year For Silk" which became official selections of The College Town Film Festival, Ft. Myers Film Festival, and BLOW-UP · Chicago International Arthouse FILM FEST and the Premiere Festival in Chicago.