Harrison Films

Creating distinctly engaging video content, in the Channel Island of Guernsey and beyond.

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What Clients Are Saying

"I couldn’t recommend working with James more strongly. James fully understood the brief of what we wanted to produce, and he quickly developed the idea further than we could have imagined. His creative input into both filming and editing was fantastic, and his communication throughout the project was perfect. I can safely say that working with James really has taken our ideas and concepts to another level entirely and we are looking forward to working with him on our next project!"

Dr. James Mackenzie
Institute Director
London Dental Institute

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2021-04-07T18:16:25+00:00

Dr. James Mackenzie
Institute Director
London Dental Institute

"I couldn’t recommend working with James more strongly. James fully understood the brief of what we wanted to produce, and he quickly developed the idea further than we could have imagined. His creative input into both filming and editing was fantastic, and his communication throughout the project was perfect. I can safely say that working with James really has taken our ideas and concepts to another level entirely and we are looking forward to working with him on our next project!"
"We highly recommend James. He listened to our wishes, understood the project and created a series of videos which exceeded our expectations. His professionalism and artistic talents are outstanding and we hope to work with him again soon. Thank you James!"

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2022-03-07T10:44:48+00:00
"We highly recommend James. He listened to our wishes, understood the project and created a series of videos which exceeded our expectations. His professionalism and artistic talents are outstanding and we hope to work with him again soon. Thank you James!"
"From the off, I knew we were in safe hands with James. He’s professionalism, experience and storytelling craft made the video project come alive, successfully delivering a series of videos that has helped us strengthen our marketing assets to promote Visit Alderney to the UK market."

Drew Whitehouse
Digital Producer
Webreality

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2022-03-07T10:49:21+00:00

Drew Whitehouse
Digital Producer
Webreality

"From the off, I knew we were in safe hands with James. He’s professionalism, experience and storytelling craft made the video project come alive, successfully delivering a series of videos that has helped us strengthen our marketing assets to promote Visit Alderney to the UK market."

"Les Bourgs Hospice worked with James in producing a short film to give an insight into Andrew Mitchell House in the hope that it may break down the misconceptions about hospice care. Our expectations were completely exceeded by the exceptional work that he has produced. James created a film which is not only beautiful to watch but thought provoking. Throughout the process James was extremely patient and understanding of the difficult balance that we needed to achieve with capturing a moment but also respecting it as being a working hospice. James went above and beyond and the positive feedback is testament to how successfully he has delivered on what we set out to achieve."


James Harrison - Filmmaker
2023-05-24T10:18:45+00:00
"Les Bourgs Hospice worked with James in producing a short film to give an insight into Andrew Mitchell House in the hope that it may break down the misconceptions about hospice care. Our expectations were completely exceeded by the exceptional work that he has produced. James created a film which is not only beautiful to watch but thought provoking. Throughout the process James was extremely patient and understanding of the difficult balance that we needed to achieve with capturing a moment but also respecting it as being a working hospice. James went above and beyond and the positive feedback is testament to how successfully he has delivered on what we set out to achieve."
"We have worked with James for a few years now and thoroughly recommend him. He is a talented and creative filmmaker with a fantastic attention to detail - and has become a key member to our production team. He also has extensive knowledge of Guernsey tides, weather and locations which is integral to the work we do."

Emily
VisitGuernsey Account Manager
TPA

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2023-05-24T11:43:55+00:00

Emily
VisitGuernsey Account Manager
TPA

"We have worked with James for a few years now and thoroughly recommend him. He is a talented and creative filmmaker with a fantastic attention to detail - and has become a key member to our production team. He also has extensive knowledge of Guernsey tides, weather and locations which is integral to the work we do."
"James' knowledge, skill and enthusiasm has been outstanding in making a film of our factory. His help and guidance was excellent and we now have a much better appreciation of what is required to achieve such detailed and quality recording of the many different processes we do. We are delighted with the film and the positive comments we have received."

Annah Jones
Materials Director
Offshore Electronics

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2021-01-29T18:28:02+00:00

Annah Jones
Materials Director
Offshore Electronics

"James' knowledge, skill and enthusiasm has been outstanding in making a film of our factory. His help and guidance was excellent and we now have a much better appreciation of what is required to achieve such detailed and quality recording of the many different processes we do. We are delighted with the film and the positive comments we have received."
"Thoroughly enjoyed working with James on the production of a set of short marketing videos for Bonhams in 2022. James was quick in understanding our brief and conducted the post-production efficiently and in a timely manner."

Pierre Coulouma
Senior Marketing Manager
Bonhams

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2023-04-24T09:26:56+00:00

Pierre Coulouma
Senior Marketing Manager
Bonhams

"Thoroughly enjoyed working with James on the production of a set of short marketing videos for Bonhams in 2022. James was quick in understanding our brief and conducted the post-production efficiently and in a timely manner."
"Throughout the entire shoot James’ attention to detail and film making craft of how each shot linked to the next was paramount to its overall success. Key to this was the careful choreographing of the pace and framing of each shot to provide contrast and interest to the overall finished production. James is very easy to work with, constantly thinking on his feet to ensure the overall vision for the film remained consistent. I look forward to working with James on future projects."

Matt Collas
Director
Rock & Small

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2021-01-29T18:26:33+00:00

Matt Collas
Director
Rock & Small

"Throughout the entire shoot James’ attention to detail and film making craft of how each shot linked to the next was paramount to its overall success. Key to this was the careful choreographing of the pace and framing of each shot to provide contrast and interest to the overall finished production. James is very easy to work with, constantly thinking on his feet to ensure the overall vision for the film remained consistent. I look forward to working with James on future projects."
"At Crowd we are a very tight knit team and choose very carefully who we collaborate with. James is someone that we have always trusted 100% and he has never let us down. He has the ability to understand with ease exactly what we are looking for and his delivery is seamless and always on time. We continue to partner with James and would recommend his services for any project."

Ollie Smith
Director
Crowd Media

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2021-01-29T18:22:49+00:00

Ollie Smith
Director
Crowd Media

"At Crowd we are a very tight knit team and choose very carefully who we collaborate with. James is someone that we have always trusted 100% and he has never let us down. He has the ability to understand with ease exactly what we are looking for and his delivery is seamless and always on time. We continue to partner with James and would recommend his services for any project."
"James is an excellent DP (director of photography), with a great eye for creative and high quality content. Working with James is always a pleasure, his ability to work efficiently and effectively in the fast-paced variety of environments makes him an integral part of our productions."

Stephen Moon
Head of Production
Social Channel
WTA Networks

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-02T14:32:42+00:00

Stephen Moon
Head of Production
Social Channel
WTA Networks

"James is an excellent DP (director of photography), with a great eye for creative and high quality content. Working with James is always a pleasure, his ability to work efficiently and effectively in the fast-paced variety of environments makes him an integral part of our productions."
"James produced a first class film showcasing Careers in Construction. The film premiered at our Guernsey Building Trades Employers Association Awards evening, to great acclaim. James had to work around a wet winter and ‘lockdown’ in order to complete the film. His attention to detail and creative skill made the film look effortless. I would highly recommend James, not only is he excellent at his craft but he is also a great guy. On behalf of the GBTEA, thank you, James!"

Paul Mason
President, GBTEA
Construction Director, RG Falla

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2021-01-29T18:21:58+00:00

Paul Mason
President, GBTEA
Construction Director, RG Falla

"James produced a first class film showcasing Careers in Construction. The film premiered at our Guernsey Building Trades Employers Association Awards evening, to great acclaim. James had to work around a wet winter and ‘lockdown’ in order to complete the film. His attention to detail and creative skill made the film look effortless. I would highly recommend James, not only is he excellent at his craft but he is also a great guy. On behalf of the GBTEA, thank you, James!"
"James has an incredible knack of combining top-level technical ability and attention to detail, with a relaxed approach that instantly puts everyone at ease to enable him to get the best shots. We’ve been blown away by his knowledge, vision and editing skills in being able to deliver films that encapsulate everything we wanted, in such a fresh and inspiring way."

Liz Stonebridge
Founder
30baysIn30Days

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-07-08T16:47:47+00:00

Liz Stonebridge
Founder
30baysIn30Days

"James has an incredible knack of combining top-level technical ability and attention to detail, with a relaxed approach that instantly puts everyone at ease to enable him to get the best shots. We’ve been blown away by his knowledge, vision and editing skills in being able to deliver films that encapsulate everything we wanted, in such a fresh and inspiring way."
"We were delighted to work with James on creating a bespoke video for our showroom. He is not only hugely talented, but also very professional, friendly and knowledgeable.

We were thrilled with the finished product and look forward to working with James in the future."

Rory Inglis
Managing Director
POS Interiors

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-02T13:53:55+00:00

Rory Inglis
Managing Director
POS Interiors

"We were delighted to work with James on creating a bespoke video for our showroom. He is not only hugely talented, but also very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We were thrilled with the finished product and look forward to working with James in the future."
"James provides a flexible, professional service with high quality results. He provides advice and guidance throughout the process to ensure your final creative not only meets your goals, but exceeds them. We would highly recommend his services."

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:42:25+00:00
"James provides a flexible, professional service with high quality results. He provides advice and guidance throughout the process to ensure your final creative not only meets your goals, but exceeds them. We would highly recommend his services."
"We have been very lucky to have worked with James for over two years now, on a variety of projects. His professionalism, reliability and output truly set his work apart and he is a pleasure to work with for our team. Working remotely, he displays incredible attention to detail and efficiency, producing excellent visuals and always fully understanding the brief."

Melissa Lee
Chief Operating Officer
Marketing & Comms Chief of Staff
Nicholas Hall Group

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:43:52+00:00

Melissa Lee
Chief Operating Officer
Marketing & Comms Chief of Staff
Nicholas Hall Group

"We have been very lucky to have worked with James for over two years now, on a variety of projects. His professionalism, reliability and output truly set his work apart and he is a pleasure to work with for our team. Working remotely, he displays incredible attention to detail and efficiency, producing excellent visuals and always fully understanding the brief."
"James is an incredibly talented director and cameraman. He shoots beautifully and makes everyone he films with feel at ease, producing work of the highest quality. He did a phenomenal job for me on ITV1’s documentary series Island Hospital. He was visually creative and adventurous, and as a Guernseyman, his insider knowledge meant we were able to capture the best the island had to offer."

Fiona Inskip
Series Producer
Island Hospital
ITV1

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:43:00+00:00

Fiona Inskip
Series Producer
Island Hospital
ITV1

"James is an incredibly talented director and cameraman. He shoots beautifully and makes everyone he films with feel at ease, producing work of the highest quality. He did a phenomenal job for me on ITV1’s documentary series Island Hospital. He was visually creative and adventurous, and as a Guernseyman, his insider knowledge meant we were able to capture the best the island had to offer."
"I have been lucky enough to work with James on numerous projects over the past 15 years. He is annoyingly talented to a fellow cameraman and editor. He always brings 100% professionalism to every job and never settles for anything other than perfection. I can’t recommend him highly enough."

Russel Torode
Industry Professional

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:45:20+00:00

Russel Torode
Industry Professional

"I have been lucky enough to work with James on numerous projects over the past 15 years. He is annoyingly talented to a fellow cameraman and editor. He always brings 100% professionalism to every job and never settles for anything other than perfection. I can’t recommend him highly enough."
"His professionalism, attention to detail and reliability were but a few of the reasons why it was an absolute pleasure to work with James."

Retha Jenkins
PROTECT

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:44:52+00:00

Retha Jenkins
PROTECT

"His professionalism, attention to detail and reliability were but a few of the reasons why it was an absolute pleasure to work with James."
"When I decided to create a film to play to my wife at our wedding reception, James was the man who filmed, directed and produced this. He also contributed to the script of the film. James is a joy to work with, and his sheer professionalism and absolute commitment to quality is undeniable. He went above and beyond to get things done, and the end product left a room of over 180 people speechless. I can’t recommend James highly enough."

VP
Private Client

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:46:20+00:00

VP
Private Client

"When I decided to create a film to play to my wife at our wedding reception, James was the man who filmed, directed and produced this. He also contributed to the script of the film. James is a joy to work with, and his sheer professionalism and absolute commitment to quality is undeniable. He went above and beyond to get things done, and the end product left a room of over 180 people speechless. I can’t recommend James highly enough."

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“87% of marketers think video provides a positive return on investment (ROI)” Wyzowl

“YouTube is the platform with the greatest ROI for video content” Biteable

Selected Works

White Water Robes | It’s Time To Change



VisitGuernsey | 2023 TV Advert

VisitGuernsey’s national Sky AdSmart campaign advert for 2023, produced in partnership with Guernsey agency, TPA. Shot during the summer of 2022 as part of a wider campaign for VisitGuernsey for 2022/23. Voiced by Sian Clifford. More information about the campaign can be found HERE.



Better Transport Plan



Bonhams | The Marsh Collection Part II

Commissioned by Bonhams, this film was part of a series of films produced to promote an upcoming London auction. Mr & Mrs Marsh reflect on their exceptional collection of brushpots and paraphernalia made for the scholar’s desk from the late Ming to the Qing dynasty.



VisitGuernsey Ambassadors | Swimming

Part of VisitGuernsey’s Ambassador series for 2023, produced in partnership with Guernsey agency, TPA. Get insider travel tips from the locals who know. Meet the locals who want to show you their Guernsey, so that you can have a truly authentic experience on your next visit to our Islands. Jayne is a local wild swimmer, who loves nothing more than being in the water and exploring all that our bays and beaches have to offer. Join Jayne for the day as she takes you to her favourite spots from sunrise to sunset.



LDi 2024 Conference Highlights


Services

James operates a full-service production company based in Guernsey, Channel Islands, but is available for work worldwide.


Please watch James’ showreel and browse his portfolio to get a sense of his work.



James’ Studio


“Social video gets shared 1200% more than text and images combined.” WordStream

Advertising

Documentary

Corporate

Broadcast

Why Video?

Video is ESSENTIAL for effective communication. Investing in considered, high-quality content can improve brand awareness, engagement, and differentiation from competitors. On the flip-side, a poorly made video can damage brand image, fail to communicate the intended message, and reflect negatively on the company. Engaging videos are a smart investment.


Why James?

Storytelling is at the core of filmmaking, and James’ experience in diverse production fields such as advertising, documentary, and corporate has equipped him with the skill and adaptability to deliver uniquely engaging, high quality content, no matter what the genre or style may be.

Regardless of the project size, there are no shortcuts taken in approach. The priority is to fully understand the client’s requirements and create content that not only meets the brief, but also captivates the audience.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if your company or organisation could benefit from James’ services. Check out what his happy clients are saying right here!

About James

Harrison Films – Creating distinctly engaging video content, in the Channel Island of Guernsey and beyond.


  • James Harrison Filmmaker Guernsey on cliff steps

James on location


Over the past ten years his work has taken him around the world producing a variety of content for clients.

James graduated from Portsmouth Uni in 2009 aged 27, gaining a 1st class BA (Hons.) degree in TV & Film Production, winning a Royal Television Society documentary award in the same year for the short film Mark.

His interest in filmmaking began at the age of 14, producing BMX extreme-sports videos. Documenting this fast-action sport proved a fantastic learning curve and taught him fundamental skills in shooting and editing.

He became a full-time filmmaker in the summer of 2014 and soon began production on his first feature-length, award-winning documentary, Sea Donkey, which was released in 2017 and has seen worldwide sales.

Aside from filmmaking James enjoys spending time with his partner, Emma and their crazy dog. He also enjoys swimming and running. In 2016 he swam the English Channel and in 2022 he won the GUN31 Ultra Marathon.


“94% think video has increased their customers understanding of their business” Wyzowl

“Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it in text.” Insivia


Contact


If you’d like to discuss a potential project, please complete the form or email directly.


Contact@jamesharrison.gg



 

“87% of marketers think video provides a positive return on investment (ROI)” Wyzowl

“YouTube is the platform with the greatest ROI for video content” Biteable