James Choi is a prolific, award-winning filmmaker with over a decade of film industry experience in Los Angeles having worked in representation, production and digital media.
As an independent producer, James has produced two feature films from first time directors that have premiered at South by Southwest. Made in China winning the Grand Jury Award and Best Female Director and distributed by IFC Films and Saint Frances the Audience Award and Jury Award for Breakthrough Voice and distributed by Oscilloscope Films. Saint Frances was also nominated for two Gotham Awards and the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2021.
An active member in Chicago’s filmmaking community, James was frequently selected as one of Newcity's Film 50 - the leaders of Chicago's film culture. Having been in the forefront of the micro independent film movement in the last decade, James has produced and directed numerous films that have screened widely all around the world, winning awards and receiving distribution.