James Mathers is an extremely
versatile and well rounded Filmmaker, having worked in virtually
every facet of the film and television industry. He started at a
young age as an actor, joining the Screen Actors Guild in 1960.
Highlights of his acting career include co-starring roles in three
feature films and a TV series performing alongside such notables
as Henry Fonda, Walter Brennen, Buddy Ebsen, and Hayley Mills. He
also guest starred in episodes of Bewitched, My Three Sons, The
Munsters, and Adam-12 .
Retiring from acting
in the 70's, Jim attended film school at California State University
Northridge. Behind the camera, professional work started in 1975
with a variety of staff and freelance production assignments which
developed a broad base of filmmaking experience. Jim Mathers Video/Films,
Inc., founded in 1978, continues to serve as a resource providing
production and post-production services for film and television.
While running his own business and serving in a variety of capacities,
Jim developed an expertise in cinematography and has been the Director
of Photography on over twenty-five feature films and MOW's. He has
seen five TV series from inception through the first season, and
has recently been specializing in shooting "filmstyle"
digital with a pilot for DreamWorks, the feature "Extreme Close-Up"
and the ABC series "Hypernauts".
While still active as
a Cinematographer, Jim has also compiled a long list of credits
as a Director including "Lost Galaxy", the feature home
video "Beetleborgs: The Movie", episodes of the Fox series
"Extreme Courage", as well as four short dramatic films,
five music videos, numerous television commercials, PSA's and documentaries.
With wife and writing
partner, Charlene Mathers, he has recently formed The Migrant FilmWorkers
Company and is currently writing and developing several motion picture
and television projects. Jim's vast experience producing, directing,
writing, shooting, acting and editing combined with his business
acumen have created a talented and resourceful filmmaker who is
eager and able to take on new creative challenges.
a resume and demo reel, email James.