James Kicklighter Interviews, Press Reviews and Articles

Digital Edition, Official Selection of the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival

  • Director James Kicklighter’s Digital Edition joins the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival lineup on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the 7 Stages Theatre. From a record-breaking 6,000+ film submissions for the 2017 festival, the final selections include 47 feature length films, 116 short films and 28 creative media presentations, which consist of music videos, virtual reality and episodic pilots.

    February 28, 2017. Atlanta Film Festival >>

Miley Cyrus storms Virginia college to campaign for Hillary Clinton

  • With less than three weeks to go before election day, Miley Cyrus stormed George Mason University in Virginia like a ‘Wrecking Ball’ for the Hillary Clinton campaign on Saturday.

    October 24, 2016. Entertainment Weekly >>

Henrico 12-year-old featured in new Clinton video

  • Elijah Coles-Brown is a motivational speaker and Richmond native who talks about the impact of this election on young people, including those who aren’t yet old enough to vote.

    ‘A black man can be president. A woman can be president,’ says Elijah in the video. ‘That’s an inspiration to youth all around this country. They can achieve anything they want as long as they work hard.’

    The release of the video comes as the Donald Trump campaign announces a more than $2 million statewide television ad buy in key markets.

    October 20, 2016. NBC 12 >>

Digital Edition wins and Shel Bee’s Branches nominated at 2016 Maverick Movie Awards

  • JamesWorks Entertainment’s Digital Edition won 2016 Best Documentary Short and Shel Bee’s Branches was nominated for 2016 Best Song. The Maverick Movie Awards exists to honor all facets of moviemaking form, function, style, and craft. A level playing-field where a movie’s budget is immaterial, its absence or abundance of star power is inconsequential, and its humble or lofty origins are irrelevant, any and all independent, underground, student and studio films are eligible to receive a Maverick Award.

    September 17, 2016. Maverick Movie Awards >>

Michelle Kwan Is Working for Hillary Clinton

  • “Say your name and what you’re doing,” the videographer, whose name is James [Kicklighter], instructs.

    “I’m Michelle Kwan. What am I doing? I — sorry!” she bursts out laughing. “What am I doing?!”

    “You can do this as many times as you want,” James says.

    “I’m Michelle Kwan, former — not former — Olympic figure skater, and I’m the surrogate outreach coordinator,” she tries again.

    “Hi, I’m Michelle Kwan, Olympic figure skater, I am the — this is so hard!” she cracks up again.

    When they finally finish, James says, “We’ll make sure you get the video.”

    “I don’t need to see it!” she laughs.

    August 29, 2016. New York Magazine >>