James Holman is an award-winning director, cinematographer and editor based in both Queenstown, New Zealand and Yangon, Myanmar.

As a production company James Holman Film develops projects for clients, from concept, to sourcing crew, through production & post production and final delivery. My network of colleagues consists of producers, DoPs, camera-operators, motion graphics designers and compositors, production assistants and editors.

As a freelancer I am available as a camera operator, editor and director at competitive rates. My range of work is diverse and I am happy to work all over the world; so far it has taken me to over 15 countries across all 7 continents.

I also have a great range of camera gear available for hire. Enquire via the tabs at the top of each page.

My work has featured on BBC World and CNN World News, The Washington Post, USA Today and hundreds of other websites. “Altered Focus: Burma” (2009/11) was the first of it’s kind out of Myanmar and lead to a ‘Best Independent and Emerging Film-Maker’ award whilst our follow-up “Youth of Yangon” (2012/13) has featured at four film festivals around the world and included a ‘Best Documentary’ nomination. “Pushing Myanmar” (2016/17) is currently in consideration for film festivals around the world.

Awards and Recognition


Pushing Myanmar
‘Official Selection’ of Santa Cruz Film Festival 2017
‘Official Selection’ of Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2017
‘Official Selection’ of Big Mini Media Film Festival 2017
RIDE Channel Feature July 2017

 Youth of Yangon
‘Official Selection’ Canadian Sports Film Festival Youth Programme 2014
‘Official Selection’ Byron Bay Film Festival 2014
‘Official Selection’ Newport Beach Festival Los Angeles 2013
Nominated for Best Documentary at the International Skateboard Film Festival in Los Angeles 2013
RIDE Channel Feature 2014

Altered Focus: Burma
RIDE CHANNEL Feature February 2014
Winner of Best Independent and Emerging Film Makers at the International Skateboard Film Festival 2011
BBC World News
Washington Post
CNN Travel

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