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    D. James Newton



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From pitch to proposal, treatment to script, rehearsal through to performance, I am involved in wrangling every last detail from a story to ensure it resonates and entertains.

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    As an independent film maker I work in drama feature film, from development through to production

  • Theatre

    A seasoned theatre director, practised in both contemporary and classical works

  • Branded Content

    I have written and directed branded content for clients such as Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, SEAT, General Motors, Lloyds Bank, HBOS & Prostate Cancer

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”

Meet James

Edward Albee once said, 'Sometimes you have to go a long distance out of your way in order to come back a short distance correctly.' This has followed me throughout my life and certainly my career as a story wrangler. The best bit is now, when I get to tell the stories I'm really interested in.

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    D. James Newton

    Freelance Director

    James trained as an actor (RSAMD) and worked in TV, film & theatre before becoming a director. He has an MA in Scriptwriting.

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“Brought the house down to cries of ‘Bravo’!”

“Reaches beyond excellence.”

“…his sensitive direction inspires his entire cast to perfection.


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A little space to collate swatches and clippings.
Saving some space "in the back of that clever little thinking thing I sometimes carry around with me."
- The Librarian, Underneath The Lintel

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Brighton, UK

jamesnewton at gmail. com


+44 797 021 0729