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Hunt, James R M

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7812 164664
Mob: +44 (0)7812 164664


Multi award winning, highly experienced producer and director, specialising in archive based film, TV and media productions.
20 years experience.

Any genre embraced - from theatrical features to entertainment to specialist factual and anything in-between.

Up to Jan 2011 Head of Archive at Princess Productions. Held for five years. Now freelance.
Extensive contacts book for UK, Europe and Worldwide television, film and stills archive libraries and agencies. Years of experience using the BBC Archive and systems. Specialist at handling large and small budgets and managing a team of researchers. Excellent working knowledge of copyright law (UK and International), especially 'fair dealing' and third-party rights and talent fee negotiations.
Directing, Edit producing and development work also undertaken.

My idols and inspirations are Peter Whitehead, Dick Fontaine, Errol Morris, John Pilger, Adam Curtis, Chris Morris and Sir David Attenborough.

Co-Founded Dog and Duck Films Ltd in 2015 with Amy and Senna archive producer, Paul Bell.


MY GENERATION (XIX Entertainment / IM Global / Lionsgate Films, 2018, theatrical feature documentary on the 1960s with Sir Michael Caine for Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment - Archive Producer)
THE QUIET ONE (My Accomplice, 2018, theatrical feature documentary on the life of The Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman - Archive Producer )
I AM DURAN (Adhoc Films Ltd, 2017, Theatrical release documentary about the boxer, Roberto Duran - Archive Producer)
BEST OF THE LONDON PALLADIUM (ITV Studios Entertainment / ITV , 2017, 1 x 120' feature documentary - 2017 - Archive Producer)
TERENCE DONOVAN: SPEED OF LIGHT (Photographers Gallery, 2016, Co-producer / Co-director of the installation film about the life of photographer, Terence Donovan, to accompany the exhibition at the Photographers Gallery - FOCAL AWARD WINNER)
STAN AND OLLIE (Fable Pictures / BBC Films, 2017, theatrical feature film drama about the Laurel and Hardy story ft Steve Coogan and John C Reilly)
MINDHORN (Mindhorn Productions / Scott Free Productions, 2016, theatrical comedy drama, written and starring Julian Barratt and Steve Coogan)
MISSION CONTROL: THE MEN WHO PUT A MAN ON THE MOON (Haviland Digital, 2016, 90' theatrical feature documentary)
GASCOIGNE: THE MOVIE (Salon Pictures / Entertainment One, 2015, theatrical feature documentary about football player, Paul Gascoigne)
BACK IN TIME FOR THE WEEKEND (Wall to Wall / BBC2, 2015)
THE QUEEN'S BIG NIGHT OUT (Blast! Films / Channel 4, 2015, specialist factual doc about VE Day - Archive Producer)
SUFFRAGETTE (Ruby Films / Pathe Pictures, 2014, theatrical feature drama ft. Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter - Archive Consultant)
808 (You Know Productions / iTunes, 2014, Archive consultant. Apple Music's first ever commission)
A TALE OF TWO THIEVES (Kowalski Media, 2014, theatrical feature doc about the Great Train robbery - Archive Producer)
BLACK OPS (World Media Rights / Discovery Military, 2012, Archive Producer / 6 x 60' specialist factual )
TRUE STORIES: AMERICA'S ANIMAL HOARDER: HORROR AT THE ZOO (Minnow Films / Channel 4 / MSNBC, 2013, Archive Producer / 1 x 90' specialist factual )
7/7: ONE DAY IN LONDON (Minnow Films / BBC2, 2013, Archive Producer / 1 x 90' factual )
DANGEROUS PERSUASIONS (Raw Television / Discovery Investigation, Archive Producer / 6 x 60' specialist factual / development )
TFL ADVERTISEMENT (Passion Pictures / Transport for London, 2013, Archive Producer / TV and Media Advertisement )
FATAL FLIGHT 477: CHAOS IN THE COCKPIT (Minnow Films / Channel 4 / MSNBC, 2012, Archive Producer / 1 x 60' factual )
THE QUEEN'S HIDDEN COUSINS (Minnow Films / Channel 4, 2012, Archive Producer / 1 x 60' specialist factual)
DARCEY DANCES HOLLYWOOD (Blast Films / BBC2, 2012, Archive Producer / 1 x 90' Christmas entertainment special )
PANORAMA: THE BIG EVICTION (Hardcash Productions / BBC1, 2011, Archive Producer / 1 x 60' factual)
REX APPEAL (Mentorn TV / BBC4, 2011, Archive Producer / 1 x 60' specialist factual )
GRAFFITI WARS (Two Four Productions / Channel 4, 2011, Archive Producer / 1 x 60' factual )
THE LINK (Lion Television / Nat Geo, 2011, Specialist Archive researcher / 5 x 60' science / history)
MY MOTHER; DIANA (1212 Productions / More4, 2011, Archive Producer / 1 x 60' factual)
THE REAL KINGS SPEECH (1212 Productions / Channel 4, 2011, Archive Producer / 1 x 60' specialist factual)