Today we are speaking with Steve James, Author, Filmmaker, and online content creator. Steve is part of a growing number of successful online creators that have recently emerged on the Youtube and social media landscape. He and his company First Light Productions are shaking things up with a mix of fan films and original content that is getting attention all over. I encourage you to check out his Youtube channel, and his books on Amazon.com.
Q: Steve, You’ve got your hand in so many things, mind giving our audience on overview of what it is you do?
A: Well, My name is Steve James, I’m the author of Rise of the Third Son and the Ancient, and I’m also a Producer, Director and Actor in a number of independent films, including my own web series based on my books.
Q: That’s a lot to keep up with, how did you get started in all of this?
A: Several years ago I hit a really hard patch in my life, then it just occurred to me that I needed to take my life in a whole new direction. So I started writing… The next thing I knew my books were out and I started to follow the other part of my dream, filming it.
Q: That’s quite a life change. I’m sure it’s a lot harde
r to pull off than it sounds. A: Definitely is, no doubt about that.
Q: So what are your plans for the future concerning all of this? Will you keep writing and filming? Also you act in several things including your own projects, will you still do that as well?
A: I definitely plan to keep doing every bit of it. There is nothing like writing a story, but it’s a different animal entirely directing and acting in it. I love all of it, so no reason not to keep doing it.
Q: You are definitely doing well at all of it. I loved the trailer to the web series Rise of the Third Son by the way, just amazing! You also did a Predator fan film as well which is garnering more and more attention. What was it like to film that? Did you write and act in that too?
A: Hot and lots of bugs, lol. It was fun, and we had a great cast and crew to work with which made all the difference. And yep that was me writing and in the role of Sgt. Kemper.
Q: So, what’s next for you?
A: We are making a film called “Where Darkness Lives” now, and we’ll be continuing with the Rise of the Third Son web series as well, and who knows where else we’ll go. Oh and I want to give a shout out to my crew, especially Chris Jordan and Frank Fazzio who have both been a tremendous help in getting all of this done… couldn’t have done it without them!
Q: I’m sure it’s very appreciated! And it sounds like you have a great many amazing projects on the horizon, we look forward to seeing the web series and your new movie “Where Darkness Lives” coming out soon. Thank you for speaking with us.
A: Thank you for having me.
Everyone, if you are interested in seeing Steve James’ work, check out his Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfgNzcpsHf8-lVW2Sd6zdw
His books, Rise of the Third Son and The Ancient are both available on Amazon.