JAMES EVANS is a filmmaker from Mastic Beach, NY. He received his BA in economics from Fordham University in 2015 and upon graduating, heard the call to become a visual storyteller, a passion he has had for his entire life. While pursuing his MFA at Stony Brook University/Killer Films he realized six short films: Julie and Kay, My House, Call Me, Beautiful, BrennenGood Grief, and Whiskey Kills the Hunger. He is currently working on his first feature film Dirty Rhetoric in addition to developing, producing, and writing The Trilogy of Lamentations and co-directing the documentary Neighborhood Road and Around the Corner... 

During his time at SBU he taught various undergraduate film courses ranging from production, analysis, and screenwriting from 2017 through 2021. His company, Donna’s House Productions has worked with high school and college students to give them practical knowledge of the industry and script/story doctoring.

In 2019 he co-founded the Mastic Beach Mini Indie Film Fest an annual event dedicated to community outreach, connecting residents with stories from all around the world and artists who tell them! MBMIFF is currently celebrating its fourth season.


His work is a love letter to his hometown, dealing with working class people and the dark humor that is inherent to the human condition.


He can be reached by email at!

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