About Geneva Film Co.
James Stewart is an award-winning director and the founder of Geneva Film Co. in Toronto, Canada.
JAMES STEWART is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, director, artist, digital innovator and multi-platform visual designer. His body of work ranges from film to mobile to giant screen, and from digital to stereoscopic 3D museum installations.
Through his production company, Geneva Film Co. in Toronto, Canada, James has directed over 300 commercials and created stories using live action, 3D, 4D, gesture control, animation and immersive environments.
James’ stop-motion short film Foxed! has played in Official Selection at over 100 international film festivals including Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Stuttgart and Anima Mundi and was awarded ‘Best Animated Film’ at Yorkton, San Antonio, FirstGlance Philadelphia, Garden State and the Quebec City Children’s Film Festivals.
His silhouette art film, Béatrice Coron’s Daily Battles – based on French artist Béatrice Coron’s papercut artwork - premiered at TED2013 and has playing at over 30 film festivals and museums in the US and Europe.
James’ other notable projects include: the CSA and WGC nominated Chateau Laurier, a live-action drama series starring Fiona Reid, Bruce Grey, Kate Ross Leckie and Luke Humphrey; Werner Herzog’s Cave Of Forgotten Dreams which was called “the reinvention of the cinema medium” by The Guardian and received the prestigious Lumiere Award from the International 3D Society, 3D cinema commercials for Samsung, Toyota, Lexus, and Sprint; Ontario 4D, produced for the Vancouver Olympics and two live 3D concert films of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
As a director, James has been featured in the Directors issue of SHOOT magazine, alongside Ang Lee, has been profiled in Shots magazine, has delivered keynotes on storytelling at Banff/Next Media, CMPA, Cannes Lions, DGC, CSC, ACCT and over 20 other industry events in Hollywood, Europe and Asia. In 2011, he presented the TEDTalk Storytelling in the Next Dimension at TED (Long Beach).
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey follows him on twitter @jamesstewart3D