JAMES R. WENETA
Los AngEles Based Filmmaker
I have long been inspired by the incredible stories and limitless imagination found within filmmaking. I am
a recent graduate of UCLA's School of Film, Television and Digital Media and desire to work in film and
television production. My goal is to collaborate with communities of like minded people and aspire to build
something larger than myself through working alongside others. I strive to explore, through cinematic
stories, the questions of how we as individuals find our way through life and what we are together
apart of this world.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & INTERN TO CATHERINE HARDWICKE July 2012 - Present
Wrote, Directed, Produced and Edited a promotional spot for Pabst Blue Ribbon titled "YESTERYEAR" for their Winter American Traditions Collection theme. Spot was shot on Super 8mm film stock and filmed on location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Wrote, Directed, Produced and Edited UCLA Thesis Film, "GUEST," Officially Selected at Festivals and winner of the "Best Visual Design" award at the 2015 UCLA TFT Film Festival. Fundraised $11,639 for the entirety of production in one month.
Wrote Directed, Produced and Edited Narrative Short Films at the UCLA School of TFT. Also hired to direct several promotional spots for UCLA's Football and Woman's Basketball Athletic teams; the finished commercials premiered at the Rose Bowl and Pauley Pavilion during offical UCLA games.
Collaborated with Writer, Director and Producer Jamie Marshall in developing the project's story.
Worked alongside the film's producers, in a variety of responsibilities from Pre-Production through Post-Production, to bring the film to life under budget and on schedule.
Post-Production PA at "The Digital Difference" Post-Production House for the feature films "MISS YOU ALREADY" and "PLUSH".