James Leighton-Burns

Commissions & Archive

Creative Lead, Scriptwriter, Director/Producer.


James is an establisted creative who started out as a professional photographer at the young age of 23. His archive is vast, celebrites, fashion, documentary, automotive. Today he has evolved into a filmmaker, scriptwriter, creative lead, consultant and may take the role of photographer as part of film commission.


A number of film projects are in Pre & Post-production, collaberations with crew and some personal.

Completed Commission Listing

Bare with us, about 20 web pages of content will go live, when having the time to update. 20 years of commissions will also be presented. The site is now more info and archive rather than portfolio based.


James is on draft two of his SCI-FI script, set 1000 years in the future, page 225. And a female lead action feature set in three years from now. Also, a third feature script is evolving, team of five action story, based 500 years in the future.

Personal Life

When James is not writing and filming, he teams up with his wife to mad handle their four young active children, they kind of win. Also, he is an ultra runner, the way of life requires training in all weathers for hours in the hills, slotted in at various times. A recent smaller 10 mile Tough Mudder challenge has attracted the idea of doing the 12hr version in Europe. Same team, more fitness required from us all, less sanity needed. James is training for various 5 & 6 point ITRA ultra races in 2020… UTS100 etc.

TV Format | Documentary

Ultra Runners, plus something else. If you know the faces, they are some tasty runners up for this one, Charlie Butcher just said yes… more will follow.

Filming has started in January, some very extreme weather and some intresting setups…

Fitness | Taking it too the limit

Working on something in fitness

For enquiries, commissions and complete portfolio requests, call us… too many emails, text if it is important.