James Holt has built a reputation for being a director of style, and one of the few directors able to simultaneously handle performance and comedy. Holt has traveled all around the globe to direct award-winning spots for many big brands. His understanding of film-craft and post-production gives his work an edge and pushes boundaries. He began honing his craft at art school with a major in painting and film, while also acting and directing in theatre. This led to a natural crossover into advertising where he has always been a director to watch. Whether it’s beautiful, polished car commercials or quirky comedy spots, Holt conveys a strong sense of storytelling and visual look to his work. He has worked with many top actors and stars including Hugh Jackman and Kim Cattrall, and is regarded as an actor’s director, pushing his work to be the best it can be in all aspects.