Bio

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James Gilmore is a writer, filmmaker, poet, story analyst, photographer, and game designer.  He spent his childhood days exploring the Appalachian wilderness of the mid-Atlantic and his young adulthood tracing the innumerable streets of America’s major cities. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in theater from West Virginia University in 2006 (along with minors in English, music composition and communications), he went on to graduate from Boston University in 2009 with an MFA in Film specializing in screenwriting. In 2010 he completed a screenwriting certificate professional integration program through the Boston University in Los Angeles study abroad program.

In his unending search for truth in small places, he has uncovered passions for the visual arts, the written word, humanity, and the profound experience of fatherhood. Other interests include philosophy, nature, food, fine Bavarian beers, gender studies, new and emerging technologies, culture, history, recycling, and an unquenchable thirst for learning and discovery. James presently resides in Oregon with his amazing wife, their three cats and three very naughty little rats, and possibly some future ducks.

WRITING SPECIALIZATIONS:

Screenwriting, Creative Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Modern Poetry, Instructional, Story Analysis, Editing, Oral Storytelling, Game Writing, Copywriting, Playwriting, Social Media, Children’s Books, Blogging

VISUAL SPECIALIZATIONS:

Directing, Editing, Filmic Storytelling, Photography, Photo Retouching

BACKGROUND:

At various times throughout his colorful history, James has found himself employed in a wide variety of jobs, some of which have no relation to each other whatsoever. They include (but are not limited to): musician, singer, actor (straight and musical theater), I.T. manager, teacher, writer, photographer, copywriter and story analyst.

INSPIRATIONS

GENRES:

Action-Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, History, Science Fiction (Sci-Fi), Survival, Thriller

DIRECTORS:

Akira Kurasawa, Bryan Singer, Christopher Nolan, Guillermo del Toro, Guy Ritchie, Hayao Miyazaki, Hideaki Anno, J.J. Abrams, Peter Jackson, Ridley Scott, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam

FILMS:

2001: A Space Odyssey, 28 Days Later, 300, Adaptation., Aladdin, American Beauty, Baraka, Barton Fink, Batman Begins, Black Hawk Down, Blades of Glory, Body Heat, The Burbs, Captain America: The First Avenger, Conan the Barbarian, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Django Unchained, Donnie Darko (theatrical), Equus, Fight Club, Gladiator (Extended Director’s Cut), Gone in 60 Seconds, A Hole in My Heart, Harold & Maude, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Heat, The Hidden Fortress, Hot Fuzz, The Incredibles, Independence Day, Interstellar, Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended), Man of Marble, The Matrix, Mongol, Napoleon Dynamite, Pi: Faith in Chaos, Rambo: First Blood, Red Dawn (original), Restrepo, Rosemary’s Baby, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Seven Samurai, The Shining, Sin City, Snatch, Spiderman 1 & 2, Star Trek (2009), Star Wars Trilogy (original), Syriana, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Rick Bobby, Team America: World Police, Thin Red Line, This is Spinal Tap, Trainspotting, Unbreakable, V for Vendetta, War of the Worlds, The Warriors, Yojimbo

WRITERS:

Charles Bukowski, Suzanne Collins, Michael Crichton, D.H. Lawrence, Alice Munroe, Joyce Carol Oates, George Orwell, Dan Simmons, Neal Stephenson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut, H.G. Wells

COMPOSERS:

Samuel Barber, Gabriel Fauré, Philip Glass, Gustav Holst, Gustav Mahler, Carl Orff, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Jean Sibelius, Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky, Michael Torke, Hans Zimmer

 

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