James Earl O'Brien - Biography

James Earl O'Brien has done post-production work on a number of award winning short films and has also produced and edited independent features, TV series, documentaries and commercial productions.

In 1999 James was one of the founding members of a collective called RantMedia that focused on producing digital media for distribution across the Internet. RantMedia and its projects have been written about in Wired, Spin Magazine and The Globe and Mail.

In 2003 he produced a multi-camera, live Internet broadcast called "The Sean Kennedy TV Show" which ran for 20 episodes and was an early innovator in streaming TV content over the Internet. This project got the attention of the New York Times and the Georgia Straight.

In 2004 and 2008 James filmed and edited twenty six episodes of an online TV series titled "Patrolling" which appeared on community TV stations in the US and on the satellite station SkyTV in the UK.

In 2010 his editing and production work for the animated short film "Tales from the Afternow: Little Rocks" won him several awards including Best Audio Design at the Vancouver Short Film Festival and Best Animation Science Fiction at the Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Also, he was editor and sound designer on the Japanese language film "Chishio" which garnered both the Audience Choice Award and Best Cinematography award at Bloodshots 2012.

In 2018 James produced and edited his first feature documentary film, A Perfect 14, which garnered him the Best Documentary Feature award at the FIC AUTOR International Film Festival in Guadalajara Mexico. The film also won the Founder's Award at the Miami Fashion Film Festival at its world premiere and has played in many festivals around the world. James currently has a number of projects in development including a feature length fictional film and an ambitious sci-fi live action short based on the award winning series Tales from the Afternow.