1. FOLLOWED (2011) Trailer

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    "An entirely new and refreshing take on the zombie genre...directed with a delicate and gentle hand, Followed is probably the most unexpected horror surprise I’ve seen in quite a while." - Ain't it Cool News.com "[Followed] redefines the undead as social waste, returning the genre to progressive social commentary." - Fotogramas Magazine (Spain) "Kicklighter fashions a complex narrative using [Will] McIntosh’s fine writing as its foundation. Followed stays with you." - Jonathan W. Hickman, The Daily Film Fix/Rotten Tomatoes Critic "A delectable short film with a stellar cast that ignites the story with a human touch. Everything from the first scene swooping over the lavish stage of a unifying rally, to the endingʻs most endearing moments, Kicklighter provides a rich visual story that complements McIntosh’s intelligent short." - James Stanford, This Coast Magazine "A social commentary that could mean 100 different kinds of injustice to 100 different spectators." - Sean Windham, IMDb User Based on the story by 2010 Hugo-winning writer Will McIntosh, Followed is a socially conscious monster movie in which zombies symbolize society's disadvantaged and oppressed. Features the American debut of actor Erryn Arkin ("Home and Away," "CIA: Crime Investigation Australia"), Edith Ivey (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Sylvia Boykin (The Tenant), introducing San Francisco's Abigail de los Reyes. JamesWorks Entertainment presents, in association with Bright Blue Sky Productions, a Park Bench Pictures/Fat Man production, Followed, directed by James Kicklighter. Based on the short story by Will McIntosh, the screenplay is by Maureen Cooke & Mark Ezra Stokes. The producers are James Kicklighter, Kasey Ray-Stokes, Mark Ezra Stokes, and Elliot Dunwody. The executive producers are Mark Johnson, Alex Johnson, John C. Arnold, R. Lee Arnold, Ylian Alfaro Snyder, A.B. Lancaster, and Jerry Gilliam. The cinematographer is Jason Winn, edited by Greta Sullivan, with sound design from Kurt Pierce. The original score is by composer Bruce Kiesling.

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    • The Car Wash (2010)

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      *Best Drama, 2010 Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival *Audience Choice Award, 2010 National Film Festival for Talented Youth *1st Place, 2010 Georgia Communication Association Short Film Festival *Official Selection, 2010 Rome International Film Festival *Official Selection, 2010 Garden State Film Festival *Official Selection, 2010 Macon Film Festival *Official Selection, 2010 EGOFest Short Film Festival "A timely story about the disconnect between the aging, baby boomer generation and the younger, tech savvy generation." - Filmmakers Julie King & Jessica King "Absolutely wonderful! Terrific lighting, shot composition, pacing." - Director/Editor Richmond Riedel An elderly woman (Edith Ivey, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) visits the local car wash and lube to connect with the world closing in around her.

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      • Followed (2011), based on the short story by Will McIntosh, directed by James Kicklighter

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        "An entirely new and refreshing take on the zombie genre...directed with a delicate and gentle hand, Followed is probably the most unexpected horror surprise I’ve seen in quite a while." - Ain't it Cool News.com "[Followed] redefines the undead as social waste, returning the genre to progressive social commentary." - Fotogramas Magazine (Spain) "Kicklighter fashions a complex narrative using [Will] McIntosh’s fine writing as its foundation. Followed stays with you." - Jonathan W. Hickman, The Daily Film Fix/Rotten Tomatoes Critic "A delectable short film with a stellar cast that ignites the story with a human touch. Everything from the first scene swooping over the lavish stage of a unifying rally, to the endingʻs most endearing moments, Kicklighter provides a rich visual story that complements McIntosh’s intelligent short." - James Stanford, This Coast Magazine "A social commentary that could mean 100 different kinds of injustice to 100 different spectators." - Sean Windham, IMDb User Based on the story by 2010 Hugo-winning writer Will McIntosh, Followed is a socially conscious monster movie in which zombies symbolize society's disadvantaged and oppressed. Features the American debut of actor Erryn Arkin ("Home and Away," "CIA: Crime Investigation Australia"), Edith Ivey (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Sylvia Boykin (The Tenant), introducing San Francisco's Abigail de los Reyes. JamesWorks Entertainment presents, in association with Bright Blue Sky Productions, a Park Bench Pictures/Fat Man production, Followed, directed by James Kicklighter. Based on the short story by Will McIntosh, the screenplay is by Maureen Cooke & Mark Ezra Stokes. The producers are James Kicklighter, Kasey Ray-Stokes, Mark Ezra Stokes, and Elliot Dunwody. The executive producers are Mark Johnson, Alex Johnson, John C. Arnold, R. Lee Arnold, Ylian Alfaro Snyder, A.B. Lancaster, and Jerry Gilliam. The cinematographer is Jason Winn, edited by Greta Sullivan, with sound design from Kurt Pierce. The original score is by composer Bruce Kiesling.

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        • Writer/Director James Kicklighter Demo Reel

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          For more information, visit http://www.jameskicklighter.com/ Spending the first eighteen years of his life in Bellville, Georgia, population 123, James Kicklighter has become a multi-award winning writer/director whose work has been recognized by the world’s press, including The Hollywood Reporter, The Times of India, Film Courage and FilmInk Australia. Most recently, he released A Few Things About Cancer, the story of a newlywed couple’s quarter life crisis through stage four cancer, winner of Best Documentary Short at the 2015 FirstGlance Los Angeles Film Festival. IndyRed raved, “a remarkable achievement…stuffed with some great achievements, is its ability to tell a story we've all heard, yet keep it fresh and emotionally connected.” His first feature film, Desires of the Heart, follows the journey of Dr. Kris Sharma (Val Lauren) as he leaves a budding romance with an artist (Alicia Minshew) in Savannah, GA for a marriage arranged by his parents in Rajasthan, India, where he discovers centuries old secrets that may determine the fate of his destiny. Desires was an official selection of numerous festivals across the United States and around the world, including the 2014 Cannes Marché du Film and was the winner of Best Foreign Film at the 2013 Los Angeles Femme Film Festival. Film Threat declared that Desires “matches its narrative’s expansive ambitions with gorgeous visions that turn both Georgia and India into almost permanent states of postcard-friendly imagery.” The Independent Critic said it is "both intelligent and fantastic…[challenging] both heart and mind with a story that is culturally grounded, somewhat mystical in nature, and yet psychologically insightful." Previously, Ain’t it Cool News said of Followed, his adaptation of the Zombie short story from Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh, “[is] an entirely new and refreshing take on the zombie genre, directed with a delicate and gentle hand, [it’s] the most unexpected horror surprise seen in quite a while.” Fotogramas, one of Europe’s leading film publications, stated that “[Followed]… return[s] the genre to progressive social commentary.” 
Outside of entertainment production, Kicklighter produces the ad campaign for the National Student Leadership Conference, profiling the most influential leaders in America, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee, Director of Operations for the U.S. Peace Corps, amongst others. He also works with AMBITION, a Los Angeles-based program that teaches entrepreneurial skills to low-income students, many of which become first-generation college graduates. James is currently developing films with a southern voice for producers Richard Saperstein (The Mist, Se7en) and Beau Turpin (Counterpunch), including The Perpetual State of Georgia from writers Casey Nelson and Kate Murdoch (The Last Treasure Hunt) and Erk, the biopic about legendary college football coach Erk Russell. Additionally, James is nearing completion on his first book, the biography of famed entertainment publicist Bobby Zarem, and recently directed the music video “Branches,” the solo debut of singer/songwriter Shel Bee, debuting on iTunes and multiple platforms in August 2015. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University, his alma mater, where he was recently chosen out of over 30,000 living graduates to be listed on the inaugural “40 Under 40 Alumni” for “impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.”

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          • Macon Shorts Trailer - Final Acts

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            • James Kicklighter Red Carpet Interview: NFFTY 2010

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              Interview from the 2010 National Film Festival for Talented Youth with Seattle Youth Media on James Kicklighter's film "The Car Wash."

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              • James Kicklighter bob luke class

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                • JamesWorks Entertainment Motion Logo (2011)

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                  The official logo of JamesWorks Entertainment beginning 2011, replacing the original logo used since 2005. Designed by Jonathan Pope.

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                  • In True Fashion

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                    Project Runway meets The Apprentice and Reality meets Substance. In True Fashion builds self-esteem and work ethic in American youth through hands-on participation and promotes the value of products “Made in the USA.” The beauty of the movement is its inspiration . . . the business of fashion, ironically, promoting that what is truly fashionable is on the inside.

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                    • A Few Things About Cancer, directed by James Kicklighter

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                      An intimate look at a newlywed couple’s quarter-life crisis through stage four cancer. Winner, Best Documentary Short, 2015 FirstGlance Film Festival Winner, Accolade Award of Merit "There is much to like about how Kicklighter approaches the filming of A Few Things About Cancer, but mostly it comes down to his ability to capture both the intimacy and personal nature of the story and his awareness that there's universal messages about hope and perseverance unfolding here." - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic (http://theindependentcritic.com/a_few_things_about_cancer) "A remarkable achievement of 'A Few Things About Cancer,' which is stuffed with some great achievements, is it's ability to tell a story we've all heard, yet keep it fresh and emotionally connected. " - IndyRed (http://www.indyred.com/a-few-things-about-cancer-review.html) "The camera transfixes a single shot held by one of the family members or even his crew from tons of collected footage, sewn together into a seamless blanket covering the illness and recovery of one patient during seven rounds of chemotherapy spanning two-week intervals. Whether a scene is shot by Kicklighter's crew, Caleb's mom, his wife Jada, or even Caleb himself, we see the highs and lows of the treatment, medication, surgery, and all of the solipsistic hours in between. Mock's role as husband, son, and patient, and friend are shored up into a short documentary package intended to humanize the reality of facing mortality at such a young age." - Reap Mediazine (http://reapmediazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=292%3Atriumphant-director-james-kicklighter-s-film-kicks-cancer-s-ass-3&catid=2%3Auncategorised&Itemid#.VYBAdWBRi1P)

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