James Mellor

James Mellor

Producer/Director - Promos - Self Shooting - Corporate

  • Location: Halifax, London
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

I have worked in the Film & Television industry for over 14 years. I've had much experience on Film & Television Dramas, including Last of the Summer Wine, London's Burning, Rocket Man, Doctors and Films like Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Magicians, The Bourne Ultimatum and First Night.

I have directed a short film called 'Wheeling Dealing', which has been shown at Cannes and many other film festivals.

I have Produced and Directed Promos and commercials at Sky. Including WWF Adopt a Jaguar Commercial and Anytime+ Promos.

I have my own Mac editing kit, with FCP7, Avid Media Composer and the Adobe Production Suite.

I have a full HD shooting & lighting Kit, with the BBC approved Canon XF305 Camera.

In June 2010, I founded 'Rainbow Trout Films Ltd'. Which I use for freelancing work for other broadcasters, along with my own projects and development work.

Location wise I split my time between London & West Yorkshire, and I travel worldwide depending on the job requirements. The most unusual place I've been is Uzbekistan back in 2004, working on a low budget feature film.

Specialties: Film, TV Drama, TV Comedy, Documentaries, Promos, Corporate, Commercials.

Services available on a freelance basis:

Self-Shooting P/D
Development Producer
Creative Director
Promo Producer
Promo Creative
Associate Producer
Assistant Producer
Editor (FCP/Avid/Premiere)
Edit Producer
Assistant Director
1st Assistant Director
2nd Assistant Director
Camera Operator
DV Director

ScreenSkills tests passed.

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training


27 Jan 2021 - 27 Jul 2021

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training


4 Aug 2020 - 4 Feb 2021

Work History

Creative Director / Producer / CEO / Freelance - Rainbow Trout Films

Aug 2011 - Present

Producer/Director - BSkyB

Aug 2009 - Aug 2011

1st Assistant Director - BBC Factual 'Underage & Pregnant' - BBC

Jun 2010 - Jun 2010

Producer - Citi

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

Assistant Producer - Simon Greene Associates Ltd

2005 - 2008

2nd Assistant Director - Pinball Films

2007 - 2007

3rd Assistant Director - Coastal Productions

2005 - 2006

3rd Assistant Director - BBC

2002 - 2005

Director - Wheeling Dealing - Berern Arts

Jun 2004 - Oct 2004

Set Production Assistant - Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies

2004 - 2004

Sound Recordist & Camera Assistant - Attaboy TV

2003 - 2003

Runner - ITV

2001 - 2001

Assistant Producer / Researcher - Sky

2000 - 2001


  • Digital content skills
  • Editing
  • Finance and budgeting
  • Networking
  • Pitching/presenting and proposal writing
  • Project management