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James Mathers

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.

For a resume and demo reel, email James.