Melinda James is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker whose films embody a visual style that is minimal yet intimate. Over the years, she has shaped a body of work that puts women and underrepresented communities at the forefront, as keepers of their own images. That same care forms the foundation for every project she takes on and extends into her commercial/branded content, music videos, and narrative and documentary shorts.
She has worked extensively with Pandora and GoPro to develop and create branded content. Her work has been featured on The Root, Essence, NPR Music, Participant Media and screened in theaters across the country. She was named one of 20 Women to Watch by KQED Arts in 2017.