Head of effects and CG supervisor
Milk Visual Effects
James’ feature film and high-end television credits at Milk include feature films Adrift, Alex Garland’s Annihilation, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Warner Bros.), and Origin (YouTube Premium), Altered Carbon (Netflix) and Sherlock (BBC/Hartswood) for television. James was part of Milk’s BAFTA-winning VFX teams for both BBC drama series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and Doctor Who.
James was CG supervisor on STXfilm’s Adrift for which Milk created complex, large-scale ocean and storm simulations. James is currently working on Good Omens Neil Gaiman’s hotly anticipated TV series for Amazon/BBC.
Whilst at school James developed an interest in maths and science, also enjoying the creative freedom of drawing and painting. He gained a Masters degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University - which provided him with a strong technical foundation but lacked the artistic component that he also wanted in his career. It was at this point that James discovered visual effects, with a Masters in Computer Animation at Bournemouth University leading to his first role on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. James enjoyed working as an animator and effects artist on a variety of feature films and TV series at Double Negative and The Mill before joining the Milk team when the company opened for business in June 2013.