James Ashley McLaren

James Ashley McLaren is a screenwriter and director in Gadigal/Sydney. A proud Kamilaroi man, storytelling is in his blood. James has over 15 years of experience and success in commercial media as a director and editor. He was shortlisted for the prestigious AWG Emerging Writers Awards in 2024, highlighting his exceptional talent in storytelling. James graduated from the University of Technology Sydney, where he studied Media Arts and Production, though no one has ever asked to see his degree. Known for his diverse narratives and his innovative approach, James brings powerful stories to life that resonate with audiences. 

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