James Kicklighter Interviews, Press Reviews and Articles

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 >>

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 >>