James William Evans is an award-winning writer and director.  

 

His short film "Life Lines" has been screened at several festivals, including The Beverly Hills Shorts Festival (Winner Best Dramedy), The Method Fest (Nomination Best Short) and The Big Easy Film Festival (Winner Best Short Drama and Best Actress).

 

James's stage credits include writing and directing the rock opera We're All Dead (“Succinct and sublime”—The New York Times) and Approaching America (“Intelligent…Sharp…A stellar production”—Time Out New York).  He was the first runner up for the Cynosure Screenwriting Award, a finalist for Best Feature Screenplay at the Nantucket Film Festival, a finalist for the Scriptapalooza Sitcom Contest, a finalist for the Screenplay Shootout, and a finalist for the Boston Court Playwriting Fest.  He has an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and a BA in Theater and Creative Writing from the College of Santa Fe.  

 

James grew up in Oklahoma.  His writing is greatly influenced by his family’s mixed heritage, which includes Cherokee, Choctaw and Welsh.