James L Reid is a film producer and creative director.
Reid has produced numerous documentaries, including celebrated short film “Soldiers Under Command,” which competed in the 2004 AFI International, Newport, and NY Underground Film Festivals.
He most recently produced acclaimed feature documentary Let Fury Have the Hour, an official selection of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, and released nationally via Snag Films and CAVU Pictures. In writing about the film, COOL magazine stated: “By far this is the strongest and most important film showing in Tribeca Film Festival this year. There are many films, and especially documentary films, where one sits and merely watches what happens on screen. But I felt as if I actually got energy from Let Fury Have the Hour. It is alive in a way that I feel is essential for artists, for society, for human beings.”
“A thrillingly articulate wallop of ’80s-era rage… refreshing” -Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
“Let Fury Have the Hour is a cinematic movement, not just a film.” -E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post
“Explosive blend of vision and expression” -Indiewire
“Exuberant… a thoughtful and entertaining debut film” -Adam Schartoff, The New York Times
Reid is currently in post production for feature-length documentary Born Again: The Power Team Story, which chronicles the rise, fall, and rebirth of traveling bodybuilding ministry The Power Team. The documentary investigates the physical, psychological, familial, and spiritual challenges these massive bodybuilders must endure to bring the unsaved to Christ.
In October and November of 2012, Reid and producing partner Scarlett Lam took Born Again on a twenty-city tour across the U.S. where they screened various drafts of the film for churches and Christian Universities. After each screening they hosted a Q&A with the audience, taking their input and re-editing the film to greater and greater audience comprehension and acclaim. “As it becomes harder and harder for independent films to reach their audience, we must find new and innovative ways to build awareness,” Reid states. ”We’re like a new band on tour. We have a new album, but no one knows our songs yet, so we’re playing in smaller venues. As we build grassroots awareness, we look forward to playing stadiums. I believe this is the new template for Independent Cinema.”
Reid’s film interests include characters of contradiction, human achievement, and American subcultures.
He is also the founder of nothingtosomething Productions and Intertainment Group. Both companies seek to direct entertainment toward creative and profitable ventures. Clients include Sony, Mercedes Benz, Tempur-Pedic, Universal Studios, and BLKBXCG.