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Writer/Director James Kicklighter discusses the Art of Screenwriting

  • James Kicklighter is a 26 year old award winning director with an impressive career already behind him.  In this show, he gave some insight into how he achieved his success at such a young age.  James and Phil also discussed character development, character arc, writing to a theme and directing with a writer’s perspective.

    May 14, 2015. Seated at the Writer's Table >>

There is No Wall Around Hollywood with James Kicklighter

  • Boundaries are only put up if we don’t ask to go past them.

    May 4, 2015. Film Courage >>

A Few Things About Cancer Review: Intimate & Personal

  • There is much to like about how Kicklighter approaches the filming of A Few Things About Cancer, but mostly it comes down to his ability to capture both the intimacy and personal nature of the story and his awareness that there’s universal messages about hope and perseverance unfolding here.

    May 4, 2015. The Independent Critic >>

Money Has Nothing To Do With Making A ‘Real’ Movie with James Kicklighter

  • A lot of people do put these litmus tests on what it means to make a real movie, and I think it’s bullshit. It’s a real movie the moment that people are watching it and the second that people are writing about it.

    April 11, 2015. Film Courage >>

Director James Kicklighter, Interview Part II

  • In this second half of my interview with the young director, James Kicklighter, he reveals some of his ideals of filmmaking, his admiration for Sidney Lumet and his experiences breaking into filmmaking. Aside from his recent films, ‘A Few Things About Cancer’ and ‘Desires of the Heart,’ James is also finishing up his book on the iconic publicist, Bobby Zarem.

    April 6, 2015. Cinemaman Steve >>