James Kicklighter Interviews, Press Reviews and Articles

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 >>

Desires of the Heart releasing on 6th November in India

  • After receiving worldwide recognition, Odisha born film producer & writer Solila Parida’s Hollywood film Desires of the Heart is all set to be released in India on 6th November 2015. The producers of the film hosted a grand premiere of the film at Sandy Tower, Bhubaneswar in India. The film is directed by award winning director James Kicklighter & co-directed by Rajesh Rathi in India. Luminosity Pictures, Mumbai is distributing the film, released in major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur and Bhubaneswar.

    November 6, 2015. E! News Odia India >>