"A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order."
"Directors Cut" of the opening scene from a recent promotional video created for Drake University Law School. Produced and Directed by James Huffman.
Stefanie Speed is a mother of 3 living in Yorba Linda, California. She was diagnosed with Susac's Syndrome, a rare auto-immune disorder, in 2005. She is one of the first 100 people in the world to be diagnosed.
This clip is a preview of an upcoming short documentary from filmmaker James Huffman, who teamed up with long time friend Nancy Goldhamer to help raise awareness about Susac's Syndrome and support Rare Disease Day 2016.
Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The objective is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives.
"The Most Honest Form of Filmmaking is to Make a Film for Yourself"
Time-lapse video shot by James Huffman on Lake Norman near Charlotte, North Carolina, December 2015 with the iphone 6 plus. Music: "Black Forest" by Radio Citizen
This is an imovie slash short film slash slide show tribute I put together for my Dad, Jerry D Huffman, who passed away on October 9th 2015. His funeral was Saturday, December 5th in Hickory, NC. My Dad was an accomplished and charismatic cat. He was Class President at Hickory High School (NC). He was the starting Quarterback for the Hickory High Red Tornadoes in 1957. He went to NC State as an undergrad and got his MBA at UNC Chapel Hill. He served as a Captain in the US Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After Vietnam he moved to NYC and started a successful career as a Marketing executive for a Japanese textile company. I always felt like Don Draper was created based on the life of Jerry D. Huffman. Jerry was an active part of the community in Ridgewood, NJ with his wife (My Mom) and two sons. Jerry's troubles caught up with him in the late 90's. He loved his country his family and his friends. He had a huge heart, but my Dad was also a troubled man who struggled with bipolar disorder and PTSD for more than 40 years. He spent the last 15 years of his life living in a Beacon House facility for Veterans out on Long Island. The song is called "Bird on a Wire" by Joe Bonamassa. I found this song to be moving, poignant and beautifully tragic. I feel like it really catches the essence of his life. We all love you Dad. You will be missed....
The official trailer for "Property in Practice" a video simulation series based on the book "Property Law: Practice, Problems, and Perspectives" by Jerry Anderson and Daniel Bogart. "Property in Practice" was Produced and Directed by James Huffman.
A short film by James Huffman. TRAILS is the story of several strangers mysteriously connected by one aimless street kid. (Music: "Lullaby" by JJ Grey & Mofro), starring Cordano Russell, Kristina Johnson, Jeremy Mascia, Annie To, Andre Myers, Jaffar Richardson, Owen Liebenberg, Debra Olson-Tolar and Elizabeth Bergstone and Min Hua Ai To.
"I couldn’t sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker."
Brand Ambassadors hit the streets this Summer for "I and Love and You," the coolest natural pet care company you'll ever want to meet. This is a sizzle reel for an experiential marketing campaign in the Summer of 2014. Produced and Directed by James Huffman. James was also the Los Angeles Marketing Manager for "I and Love and You."
The Playing Field (48HRFP)
Water Cooler of the Future
Technology of the future may sexually harass you if it doesn't kill you first. Written & Produced by Tim Keefe Directed by Ross Gabriel Sebek Starring: Andrew Heikkila as the Watercooler Ariana Citriani as Vicky James Huffman as Sam Peter D. Michael as Merv Michael Magor as Ray Camera Lance Kaplan 1st AD Mackenzie Smith Makeup Rose Lopez Sound Aaron Botwick Michael Magor Editor Charles K. Staples Soundtrack Producer Ben Holst.