James C. Hunter was paralyzed from a gunshot from his waist down as a result of being an innocent bystander twelve years ago.
He started out as a rapper, and was enveloped by violence for most of his young life..
After getting paralyzed, he moved from New York to Florida and attained his BA in Film and MBA in Business. His goal is to show people that through God anything is possible.
Since graduating, James has gone on to direct over seven music videos, five corporate videos, three commercials, four short films and two feature films.
James has won numerous awards, including an award for a commercial he produced and directed titled, “Groundflights”, which won the coveted 2011 Orlando Business, Innovation, and Growth Awards. He also won an award for Best Feature Film for his movie The Breaking Point at the 2014 Ocktober Film Festival, and the award for Best Edit for The Breaking Point at the 2014 Pocono Mountains International Film Festival.
The Breaking Point was given an international distribution deal in 2015, and was picked up in Australia, and by Walmart in Canada, Pay-Per-View in China, DVD in New Zealand and Pay-Per-View in South Africa. It was also given a VOD deal in America where it was available on-demand on cable and satellite outlets in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Guam, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
James was also nominated for six awards at the 2017 WideScreen Film Festival for a feature film he recently directed titled, “The Turnaround”, which won awards at that film festival for Best Film and Best Score, and was recently picked up by ChristianCinema.com and by PureFlix.com. The Turnaround was also nominated two awards at the 2017 International Christian Film Festival.
Amanda Marquis made her directing debut with “The Turnaround”
She was born and raised in Melbourne Florida and will always be a Florida girl at heart. She decided in 2008 to follow her dreams and leave the job she had for seven years to go to Fullsail University. It was the scariest and most exciting time of her life, and those two years were some of the best times she ever had. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree, and walked the stage nine months pregnant. Having to move home right after school was rough and she felt like her dreams were so far out of reach. She is a firm believer in things happen for a reason though, and because of staying in town she linked up with James Hunter and the rest is history. Now, she has two beautiful girls and lives in Atlanta Georgia.
“The Turnaround” is only the beginning. –Amanda Marquis