BRANCH

OUT MEDIA.

Kia ora, I'm James Brown, an award winning documentary editor. I have over 15 years experience telling stories with film, and would love to hear about yours.

WORK  PLAY 

SECOND CHANCE CHARLIE

Editor

with Director Steph Damm following 5 hopeful rugby

players get a second chance at a pro career

Untitled Podcast

Launched
Recording a series of conversations with other creators and friends about everything

2020

DAWN RAID

Editor

with Tim Woodhouse and Director Oscar Kightley about

the rise and fall of the NZ hip hop label Dawn Raid

FUNNY AS

Editor

A 5 part series telling the story of comedy in NZ

2019

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT AI

Editor

with Tim Woodhouse and Director Leanne Pooley

about the threat and promise of Artificial Intelligence

WAYNE

Editor

with Tim Woodhouse about Aussie 500cc motorcycle

world champion Wayne Gardner

NonZeroSum.Games

Launched
A dedicated website for games exploring game theory

CAPITAL

Editor

Justin Pemberton's documentary based on Thomas Piketty's "CAPITAL in the 21st Century"

ODYSSEY

Director / Editor

a 3 year journey following two school rugby teams.

McLAREN

Writer / Editor

with Tim Woodhouse on director Roger Donaldson's documentary about one of New Zealand's unsung heroes.

2018

2017

NZGDC Indie Showcase

Exhibitor
TRAPS: a multiplayer iPad game exploring game theory's "Prisoners' Dilemma"

DOG'S BEST FRIEND

Editor

about inspirational dog rehabilitator Jacob Leezak

RED WHITE BLACK & BLUE III

Director / Editor

two rugby teams travel from South LA to the UK

DRUG COURT

Editor

Julia Parnell's documentary about Auckland's Alcohol and Drug Court pilot program

LOST & FOUND IN CHINA

Director / Editor

two rugby teams travel from South LA to China

2016

2015

NZGDC

Speaker
at New Zealand's game developer conference

wOmp

Game Release
First game wOmp is featured on the App Store and receives over 50,000 downloads

 
MSANII: ARTISTS OF BAGAMOYO

Director / Editor

A documentary about art filmed during 3 month working  as an art teacher in Tanzania 

BRANCH OUT MEDIA FOUNDED

2007-10

ART IN THE FREEZER

Editor

A documentary about art in Antarctica

THE LEARNING CONNEXION

Director / Editor

20+ educational documentaries focused on art

2004-06

THE PECULIAR INVENTION OF DAVID ASPIRING

Director / Editor
16mm Feature Film

ELAM SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS

BFA Student

Denise Gerald Scholarship Recipient

Graduated a major in Intermedia

2014

2013

2000-03

2011

2012

EMPIRE OF IDOLS

Painting Exhibition
A fantastical series exhibited at OREX gallery in Auckland.

ENCOUNTERING PLACE

Curator & Exhibitor
Invited to join LA artist Nathan Huff to curate an exhibition for the US Ambassador's residence in NZ.

BROTHER NUMBER ONE

Editor

Annie Goldson's documentary about Rob Hamill seeking justice for his brother at the Cambodia War Crimes Tribunal

RED WHITE BLACK & BLUE

Director / Editor

Following 2 rugby teams from South LA to NZ.
BEST DOCUMENTARY - ICF
BEST DOCUMENTARY EDITING - AFF

ART TEACHER

Volunteer
3 months in Tanzania and Kenya working as a volunteer art and english teacher

NZ IN AFGHANISTAN

Editor

BEST DOCUMENTARY EDITING - Moas

HAD A KID

Father
Can't take all the credit for this but am still very proud

APP & GAME DEVELOPMENT

Learning
Objective-C, Swift and Unity

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