James VaughanStill: Friends and Strangers
James VAUGHAN (1989, Australia) is an independent writer and filmmaker from Sydney. His short film You Like It, I Love It (2013) gained local praise for its subtlety and originality. It screened in competition at Berlinale, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and won the ATOM award for Best Experimental Film. In Melbourne, he received the Swinburne Award for Emerging Australian Filmmaker. In 2018, Vaughan founded the production company Leitourgia Films with Lucy Rennick and Rebecca Lamond. Friends and Strangers (2021) is Vaughan's feature debut and marked the company's first production.
(selection) You Like It, I Love It (2013, short), Heading North (2014, short doc, co-dir), Friends and Strangers (2021)