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

As a freelancer I am available as a DoP, 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 am an owner / operator and have a wide range of camera equipment such as the industry standard Sony Fs7, Sony A7s2, multiple tripods, stabilisation options and audio equipment.

This is also available for hire. Enquire via the tabs at the top of each page.

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.

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) won Best Short Documentary at the Big Mini Media Festival in the US in November 2017, made the official selection of two other festivals and is currently in consideration for many more.

Awards and Recognition


Pushing Myanmar
Winner Best Short Documentary
, Big Mini Media Film Festival 2017
‘Official Selection’ of Santa Cruz Film Festival 2017
‘Official Selection’ of Urban Mediamakers 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 Maker Award at the International Skateboard Film Festival 2011
BBC World News
Washington Post
CNN Travel

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