Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein
Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein are NYC-based filmmakers best known for their award-winning short films, including The Strange Ones, Jonathan’s Chest, Social Butterfly, and Cigarette Candy which have screened at hundreds of film festivals worldwide including Sundance, SXSW, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, AFI Fest, and more. Their first feature film, The Strange Ones (an adaptation of their short film of the same name) premiered at SXSW 2017.
Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, award-winner James Freedson-Jackson is one of Hollywood’s most promising young talents. Inspired by Michael Jackson, at a young age James grew a passion for dancing which led him to the world-renowned Alvin Ailey School pre-professional program in New York City. There, he trained for many years in dance, but also found his calling and love for acting.Read More
James won rave reviews and the Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Performance for his role as Sam in the 2017 SXSW thriller, The Strange Ones. In 2015 he made his Sundance film debut in Jon Watts’ crime thriller Cop Car, opposite Kevin Bacon. His stellar performance caught the eyes of viewers and landed him on several “Ones to Watch” lists. On the small screen, James can be seen as Young Kilgrave in the Netflix Original Marvel series Jessica Jones, as well as NBC’s The Blacklist. Chosen by Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars, James performed alongside the singer-songwriter in opening the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime Show, with Mars’ track Billionaire.
In his free time, James loves to ski, hike, play basketball, and hang out with his twin sister, Anita.