Press

Digital Edition (2016) Review

  • I’ve seen projects from Mr. Kicklighter before, and expected nothing less than a well rounded, polished experience. What I didn’t expect was a topic featuring a much broader scope than the title suggests…a fine short film covering a lot of different aspects from the industry. ‘Digital Edition’ would look right at home on your favorite television channel.

    May 10, 2016. IndyRed >>

Director James Kicklighter wins Best Music Video for Shel Bee’s Branches

  • The Garden State Film Festival was thrilled to announce the festival’s 2016 award winners and honorees during Sunday’s annual highly-anticipated black tie awards ceremony in the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

    April 6, 2016. Broadway World >>

Escaping Bellview named to Top 50 for ISA Fast Track

  • James Kicklighter’s Escaping Bellview has been selected for the Top 50 in the 2016 ISA Fast Track. Two writers from the TOP 50 will be chosen for the program. The judging criteria includes overall script presentation, originality and marketability.

    March 29, 2016. International Screenwriters Association >>

Desires of the Heart review (2015)

  • An extremely well made independent film, [Desires of the Heart]…is achingly beautiful and captured with awe-inspiring imagery.

    February 27, 2016. ScreenCritix >>

The Kicklighter messenger bag released

  • This gender-neutral mail bag boasts a sleek face and ample carrying capacity, in honor of its namesake James’s commitment to shouldering his friends’ burdens, no matter the size. Suspended by a single, adjustable strap, The Kicklighter hangs comfortably at any length. A zipper closure and back pocket make this bag the ultimate in practical style, only fitting for a bag named after someone so loyal, authentic and truly remarkable. Made with pride in the USA, from luxurious, lightweight Italian lambskin, durable utility lining and appointed with deluxe hardware.

    November 6, 2015. JAMAH >>