JAMES KICKLIGHTER

340 ABERCORN STREET #2 WEB jameskicklighter.com SAVANNAH, GEORGIA 31401 imdb.com/name/nm2155567/ EMAIL info@jameskicklighter.com facebook.com/jameskick

Profile
James Kicklighter is a multi award-winning director/producer whose work has been recognized by leading publications around the world, including Ain’t it Cool News, Spain’s Fotogramas and Australia’s Film Ink. DESIRES OF THE HEART (2013) DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER Dr. Kris Sharma (Val Lauren, The Last Knights, James Franco’s 40 Minutes, Sal) is a psychiatrist from India practicing in Savannah, Georgia when he meets Madeline (Alicia Minshew, "All My Children"), a local artist with a mysterious past. But as their relationship begins to blossom in America, Kris is summoned home to marry the woman chosen by his parents. As he begins to make decisions about his future, he discovers centuries old secrets with his brother (Gulshan Grover, I Am Kalam) that may seal the fate of his destiny. FINAL ACTS (2012) DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CO-WRITER A revered actress' (Edith Ivey, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) return to her roots as seen through the lens of an aspiring filmmaker (Jason Burkey, October Baby) struggling with his mother’s dementia, exploring the tenuous relationship between life and performance. FOLLOWED (2011) DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Based on the story by 2010 Hugo-winning author Will McIntosh, a socially conscious monster movie in which zombies symbolize society’s disadvantaged and oppressed. Features the American debut of actor Erryn Arkin (“CSI,” "Home and Away," "CIA: Crime Investigation Australia"), Edith Ivey (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Sylvia Boykin (The Tenant), introducing San Francisco's Abigail de los Reyes. LAND OF HIGHER PEACE (2011) PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/CO-EDITOR Observes the daily challenges Ethiopians face through the eyes of a group of American Christians in the town of Gondar for the non-profit “Sustaining Hope.” THE CAR WASH (2010) WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER An elderly woman (Edith Ivey, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) visits the local car wash and lube to connect with the world closing in around her. THEATER OF THE MIND (2009) DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Explores the early days of radio theater and its impact on modern society, kicking off a 10-year celebration for the Broadcast Education Association at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. DI PASSAGGIO (2009) DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/EDITOR Profiles four strangers on a collegiate study abroad experience in Italy, highlighting the personal growth that comes from being immersed in another culture. THAT GUY: THE LEGACY OF DUB TAYLOR (2007) PRODUCER/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Showcased life and influence of the western character actor for The Morris Museum of Art with rocker John Mellencamp, actress Dixie Carter (“Designing Women”), director David Zucker (Airplane!) and others.

Notable Press Highlights

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US Actors to Shoot in India: The Times of India ‘All My Children’s’ Alicia Minshew Nabs Lead in ‘Desires of the Heart’: The Hollywood Reporter James Kicklighter: Kred Influencers Socially Conscious Zombie Flick? FilmInk Australia The Curious Case of James Kicklighter: Macon Magazine James Kicklighter offers a twist on Zombie films with ‘Followed’: This Coast Magazine Inspirational film celebrates former Grady coach ‘Erk’: The Southerner

Education
GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, B.S., PUBLIC RELATIONS (2006-2010)

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