James (2008)

James (2008)

Director Connor Clements

Writer Connor Clements (screenplay)

Genre Short, Drama

Year 2008

Actors Niall Wright, Matt Jennings, Margaret Goodman, Gerry Doherty

IMDB : 6.6 (371 votes)


Description James has learnt to be withdrawn and secretive in a family with long buried secrets. Lonely and confused, he is drawn to one of his schoolteachers, Mr Sutherland, focusing on him as the one person who might understand his inner turmoil. When an older man approaches him in a public toilet, James panics and calls his mother, but refuses to tell her what happened. Late that night, James listens to his parents arguing about him. His fathers offhanded dismissal of his mothers concern results in a vicious row. When a devastated James turns to Mr Sutherland for help, the teachers response leads James to take an irrevocable step.


  • Klarkentoo 2016-04-08 17:02:31
    Heartbreaking ending!
  • Klarkentoo 2016-04-08 16:59:49
    This Kid is an amazing actor ! ! ! !!    Amazing Kid
  • Adeni Send 2016-03-25 03:32:54
    Idk, I like the movie but not the elements of pedophilia. I mean, the boy looks like he is 10-12 years old and the old man who tries to pick him up looks well over 40. Sorry but pedophilia isn't my cup of tea.
  • Calvin Hobbs 2016-03-09 00:36:27
    Why was the mother driving on the wrong side of the road (about 8:10 into the short film)?
  • Mikhail Molodo 2016-03-06 22:51:27
    I think the teacher was a ASS. I also know he is homophobic. If he was not he would have helped the young boy. You do not tell them they can not talk to you anymore after you tell them you might be gay. Good short film though... -:)
  • Felix Mater Society 2016-03-06 04:02:09
    Dear Mr Clements. "James" is a really great made film. Everything, starting by the story, the storytelling, the acting, the director work and also the sound is amazing. Thanks for that great work.
  • Jose Moura Mello 2016-03-01 10:22:05
    Very Good.
  • CURTIS LAWSON 2016-02-22 23:25:25
  • Richard Smith 2016-02-21 22:10:54
    As a teacher myself it can be so difficult when you have to tell the kids that you can't actually really do anything in this situation. Its kind of a cruel irony that the very thing they need (a hug, advice or just a friendly person to go to) is the very thing we are conditioned to refuse to give them; just in case other people might have suspect thoughts about your intentions. Such a sad thing.
  • Ray Lightbown 2016-02-21 12:38:58
    This is a powerful film, which shows that, despite the changes that have taken place for the better, things still need to improve in supporting young LGBT people. (I won't get into discussing the many places in the world where violence, imprisonment, vilification, torture and execution are faced by LGBT people). I have been a supporter and also a leader of youth groups for LGBT teens; an LGBT affirmative psychologist; and been a workshop facilitator for teachers, youth workers, social workers, police and parents encouraging them to develop supportive skills. We are still not where we need to be in helping any youngsters deal with adolescence, especially those who are "different".
  • JERACSUS Gaming 2016-02-19 00:06:13
    those accents are fucking amasing
  • S. Ü. 2016-02-15 00:23:42
    A short film about gay conflicts in the 21st century? Oh, come ON!!!
  • Hadi Abadi 2016-02-09 21:59:27
    This film put poison with honey for the viewrs
  • Hadi Abadi 2016-02-09 21:55:53
  • Rommel Cabrera 2016-02-04 18:35:41
    A very good looking Professor!
  • Donald Zahnke 2016-01-27 03:17:44
    hello conner
  • wolare 2016-01-26 22:56:47
    fantastic movie ...... and painfully realistic..... problem are not what will do this old gay with James - no matter ! most dramatic = family and teachers refuse James any help !!! that why looking help from strangers .... and this may will bad and dangerous choise = and I dont want demonize old gays and I dont agree with "pedo histeria"
  • Jan S 2016-01-17 17:16:55
    sometimes I feel like a motherless child  :(
  • Celestial Lasiez 2016-01-14 04:24:57
    Wow, this was something. Something amazing. Such superb acting, I hope man . . . I hope the older man lead James with guidance and didn't take advantage of him. James was so cute, and had stunning eyes.
  • GC gamer 2016-01-09 08:33:42
    just wondering how old this kid is he looks 12...

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