From a small rural town of only 450 people, Riley James is an Australian writer, director and editor who has screened his films to local and international audiences alike, receiving many thumbs up and polite nods. 

A recent graduate from Australia's acclaimed film school, The Victorian College of the Arts, Riley traveled with his graduating short film 'Pulitzer' to Montreal, Canada, where it screened in two sold out sessions at the largest genre film festival in North America, The Fantasia Film Festival. 

Riley currently divides his time between social work, writing for publications like somethingyousaid.com, and working on his next film project. 

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Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2015


  • Best Screenplay (Short Film) 
  • Best Supporting Actor (Short Film) - Blake Davis

Australian Production Design Guild


  • AIT Award for Design on a Short Film - Josephine Wagstaff (Pulitzer)