James Kicklighter Interviews, Press Reviews and Articles

Comparing Bollywood To American Filmmaking

  • If people worked as hard as they do in [India] on films, I think you’d see a lot of independent films in [America] made faster.

    June 26, 2015. Film Courage >>

A Few Things About Cancer: Review

  • A remarkable achievement of ‘A Few Things About Cancer,’ which is stuffed with some great achievements, is it’s ability to tell a story we’ve all heard, yet keep it fresh and emotionally connected. Let’s be honest: Stories about cancer, or disease in general are nothing new or emotionally different. We all know what Cancer is and what it does. Unless it’s you, personally invaded by this disease, it’s become so normal that it is, in fact boring. Movies dealing with this subject matter have themselves also become mostly boring, or at the very least expected. A lesser, run-of-the-mill Cancer documentary simply doesn’t stack up anymore. We need feeling, we need heart and soul and a spattering of personality. Director James Kicklighter delivers all the above and more.

    June 12, 2015. IndyRed >>

Director James Kicklighter’s Film Kicks Cancer’s Ass

  • A Few Things About Cancer is not like any other short I have seen. Kicklighter avoided the all too common view of ‘I’m sick’ stories and the only heartstrings pulled are truthful, intimate, and fulfilling ones. This film is a true documentary of the biggest challenge chronicling Caleb Mock’s personal experience and his battle for survival.

    June 10, 2015. Reap Mediazine >>

Blanca a Tropical Storm as It Nears Mexico’s Baja California

  • James Kicklighter, a Los Angeles film writer and director vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, said the wind was rattling windows and doors at his hotel, which took safety precautions including closing the beach and pools, taking down light fixtures and artworks, and suspending alcohol and restaurant service.

    June 7, 2015. AP Newswire >>

My Interview with James Kicklighter

  • Honestly, ‘the good life’ is being able to do the things I want to do while supporting the dreams and ambitions of my friends and collaborators. Life is meaningless without good company. Find the people rowing in the same direction and help them steer. Beyond work, it is super important for me to have mental resets through travel. I like going far away where I can see and feel something I have never felt before.

    June 1, 2015. The Person Behind the Project >>