James Kerwin



In addition to numerous film festival grand jury prizes, Kerwin's work has earned distinctions such as the Webby, the Geekie, Accolade Awards, Telly Awards, the Axiem, the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, and the R.C. Norris Screenwriting Award. He was named "Best Director" and "Best Screenwriter" by New York Visionfest for Yesterday Was a Lie, his feature film debut from Entertainment One and IndiePix.

Kerwin's live stage credits range from classical to modern. He was listed among the Los Angeles Times' "Faces to Watch" as part of the Lone Star Ensemble theatre group, and has frequently directed for Daniel Henning and Noah Wyle's Blank Theatre Company. Kerwin's directing has been honored by critic Paul Birchall for two consecutive years in Back Stage Magazine's "Best of the Year" list. His work has been cited by scholarly organizations and journals such as the Shakespeare Association of America and Shakespeare Newsletter.



Listed below are select venues in which James has spoken on filmmaking and the science of film perception. To book a speaking engagement, please send an email.

  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
  • NPR
  • University of Arizona's Center for Consciousness Studies
  • San Diego Comic-Con
  • T.C.U.
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Space Camp