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Isaak James

Isaak James

Member since: November 27, 2010

A Little About Me

Last Ditch Pictures is an independent film company based in NYC. We've been making micro budget films since 2004 and have loved every minute of it!  Last Ditch Pictures was founded by Isaak James & sister Eva James in 2003.

ISAAK JAMES is a director, a screenwriter, a producer and cinematographer. Known for his “visual flair and attention to detail,” Isaak also served as editor for the three feature films he’s directed to date. He’s has an ever-growing roster of commercial credits, including a spot to launch New Balance’s latest iPhone app and Vonage's latest mobile app. Isaak’s first two indie features, SPECIAL NEEDS and HUNGRY YEARS, were edgy, politically incorrect comedies hailed for their “brave sense of humor” and won Isaak comparisons to Trey Parker, Woody Allen, and Robert Altman. Summing up, Isaak exemplifies the DIY ethic—making good things happen “with two pieces of string” and limitless imagination. Isaak James is the founder of Last Ditch Pictures and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.For more info on Isaak check out: isaakjames.com

EVA JAMES: (sister of Isaak James) made her foray into filmmaking by joining her brother to create Last Ditch Pictures after graduating Marymount Manhattan College. In 2006 she served as producer, actress and co-editor of their first feature film, Special Needs. Three years later in 2009, Eva and Isaak teamed up again for the making of Hungry Years, a film which marked Eva’s directorial debut. Hungry Years premiered at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and acquired distribution through Screen Media Ventures. James has recently served as producer, co-director and co-writer of Last Ditch Pictures third feature Turbine, a film set against the stark rural terrain of Northern Missouri. Eva’s vast experience in producing spans such production arenas as commercials, viral commercials, feature films and shorts. In the commercial realm, Eva has been in involved in the production of Fanta’s “Lift & Laugh” viral video (worked with the creator of the Coca-Cola Happiness Machine), Subrau Character’s Story “Jill”, USA Networks “Character’s Unite” campaign broadcast spots, and USA Networks “White Collar Character Builder”. Eva recently produced a viral commercial for New Balance.

Whitney Parshall, an NYC based actress, was born in Rochester NY.  Whitney completed her BFA in acting and music and has trained extensively at UCB.  She has acted in numerous plays, short films, features and web series, artfully portraying a broad range of characters from the quirky to the gritty.  In addition to her acting, Whitney has modeled extensively for magazines including "Lucky", penned several projects including her comedic pilot "Coat Check"  and is an accomplished vocalist."By Way of Home" is Whitney's third collaboration with Last Ditch Pictures.

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