James Connor is a screenwriter and novelist who pursues philosophical twists on popular mainstream genres including comedy, supernatural drama, and superhero blockbusters.
He began writing supernatural drama when he won a Raven Society Award at the University of Virginia in support of his creative writing. Years later, after selling his NYC ad agency, James completed a three-year isolated meditation and yoga retreat in the high-desert mountains of Arizona.
In the middle of his 1,000-day meditation retreat, James realized he could create fresh story engines from ancient wisdom to entertain audiences with something they had never seen before. So on Sunday afternoons, he took a break from meditating to sketch stories and imagine movies, TV series, and novels.
After studying the craft of screenwriting and storytelling for two years in Los Angeles with industry professionals, James’ scripts are now earning Recommends and Considers in coverage.
Photograph by Rebecca Vinacour Photography