James Mackenzie is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker. As a member of the Film Independent / Loyola Marymount University post-graduate Incubator Lab, he completed production on his first feature, American Zealot. James loves making films on a Salvation-Army budget and wants to tell stories that would make his parents and Shakespeare proud.
His MFA thesis short, Audrey Makes a Mixtape, was an official selection of the Heartland Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, and Dallas International Film Festival. The short film won four awards at LMU SFTV's 2014 Film Outside the Frame awards and was recognized on the US BAFTA Student Awards shortlist.