James finishes a commercial spot for the U.S. Marines. This beautifully produced spot will be airing nationwide this spring.
James completes work on Tears of the Sun with Hans Zimmer and begins composing a show for the History Channel about the Louisiana Purchase. A two hour show for ESPN is in the works, dedicated to the ten greatest sporting confrontations in the 20th century.
James begins writing additional music for the upcoming movie Tears of the Sun starring Bruce Willis. This project will score sometime towards the end of January.
James goes to the Santa Fe film festival where Agua Dulce and Area 52 are playing!
James arranges and performs with Hans Zimmer at Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation Annual Gala. Lisa Gerard, Martin Tillmann, and Heitor Pereira also came to perform for this special celebration on the last day of Chanukah.
James does an arrangement of “Imagine” by John Lennon for Amnesty International. Booker T. , Jim Keltner, Freddy Washington, and Heitor Pereira were the band and over 50 elementary school kids were the choir. This was recorded at the Sony scoring stage and will be released this December on CD.
James finishes additional music work on the Dreamworks move The Ring due out in October. This is a very scary movie with a haunting score by Hans Zimmer. The Ring is directed by Gore Verbinski.
James finishes the score to a documentary for ESPN about Richard Flowers. Flowers was an Olympic track hopeful that tore his hamstring shortly before the tryouts. This project will air this summer on the ESPN Classic channel.
James begins the score to a documentary for National Geographic about the life of Dean Kamen. Dean is an eccentric scientist/inventor from Massachusetts that has created extremely ingenious mechanical products. This is juxtaposed with Dean’s eccentricities and unusual way of living life. This film is directed by Eitan Weinreich and is due to be completed at the end of the first week in July.
James has just completed the score to Untitled 003: Embryo. This film, directed by Mike Geodecke, can be seen at the Promax/BDA convention at the Los Angeles Convention center from June 26th to the 29th. The film is about an agoraphobic man, Jason, who receives a box on his doorstep that he has not ordered. The box contains a ‘Dream Machine’ that can steal dreams from the victims that place the ‘Dream Helmet’ on their heads. The film is adorned with fantastic digitally animated dream sequences that allow the audience to view the innermost thoughts of the victims.