After completing an MA at Central St Martins School of Art & Design in Fine Art, James Cronin was granted awards to make short films from the Arts Council of England. His work draws on over-looked subjects and phenomena that surround us all, transforming reality and questioning the everyday. One of these films ‘Down to Earth’ achieved a nationwide distribution release through Picturehouse Cinemas. Since then he has made music documentaries and programmes for Channel 4 and Sky Arts broadcasters as well as Director of photography on music videos, commercials and idents for BBC and Sky. The short film ‘Cheese Roll’, a collaboration with the band The Maccabees was nominated for best short at the East End Film Festival 2010.
‘Elephant days’ his first feature film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2015.