James Kicklighter Interviews, Press Reviews and Articles

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 >>

Shorts: Digital Edition (2016)

  • Kicklighter’s direction has a kinetic pace to match its subject matter, but always keeps everything on a very human level…[Digital Edition] covers an important topic that I don’t feel has been given much thought in media.

    May 18, 2016. Crushed Celluloid >>

Digital Edition (2016) review

  • It really is easy to see that Digital Edition ticks all the boxes when it comes to how a short documentary should look and make you feel. James Kicklighter and his crew know their craft and with Digital Edition, they have created a documentary that I really enjoyed watching.

    May 16, 2016. ScreenCritix >>

Review: “Digital Edition” Follows the Changing World of Journalism

  • Filled with a surprising amount of content for a 28-minute film along with nicely done graphics that balance out the interviews, Digital Edition is an entertaining and informative short doc that will likely resonate most with those who consider themselves to be information geeks and journalistic connoisseurs.

    May 16, 2016. The Independent Critic >>