The most AMAZING news broke early this morning via Arrow star Stephen Amell that Arrow Fight Co-ordinator, James Bamford, will be making his directorial debut on Episode 407 of Arrow.
James has previously directed action scenes on 2nd Unit on Stargate Atlantis and Jeremiah, as well as directing his introduction piece for the Leo Awards in 2012, Late for the Leos and the Arrow Stunt Series pre-vis videos. It is clear watching these pieces that James has an eye for directing action. He knows the best camera angles and his pre-vis videos have been extremely beneficial for directors.
Everyone congratulate @JamesBamford!! He’ll be making his directorial debut for #Arrow in Episode 4.07 — WELL DESERVED!!!
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 2, 2015
All of BamBam’s fans wish him the very best. I already know it will be my favourite episode of television ever. I could not BE more proud of James… Yes, yes that was my Chandler Bing impersonation. Way to go BamBam! Thanks to Marc Guggenheim, AJ Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and a very big thank-you to the awesome JJ Makaro who brought James onto Arrow.
@amellywood Since the cat is out of the bag….thanks to @GBerlanti @mguggenheim and @AJKreisberg for continued trust, and faith. — James Bamford (@JamesBamford) July 2, 2015
Some of the congratulatory messages coming in. Be sure to drop by his Twitter and congratulate James yourself:
WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER! @JamesBamford you are going to kill it!!!!!! #ArrowSeason4 https://t.co/YNC2Ljsyey
— ArrowWritersRoom (@ARROWwriters) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford so proud of you!!!
— Celina Jade (@celinajade) July 3, 2015
@JamesBamford yes!! So cool!! Congrats Bam Bam. 👊
— Brian J. Smith (@BrianJacobSmith) July 2, 2015
Big huge congrats to @JamesBamford on directing #Arrow episode 407!!! How. F’ing. Awesome. — Colin Donnell (@colindonnell) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford So excited for you! Hope I can be there to watch you in action! (See what I did there)
— Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford Hey, Bam Bam! Congrats on your first BIG directing gig! #Arrow — Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford Damn Bam! Bravo! Merde! #WellDeserved #YouEarnedIt
— Darnell De Palma (@darnelldepalma1) July 2, 2015
Congrats to my old pal @JamesBamford on his long overdue directorial debut on #Arrow! Stoked for you Bam Bam! 👊😎👍 — Ryan Robbins (@RyRobbins) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford DUDE!!! Hell yeah!! Congrats.
— Josh Blacker (@JoshBlacker) July 2, 2015
I see a New fav #Arrow episode in my near future 😄 congrats @JamesBamford https://t.co/eNrev5Gjj6 — Jessica Arriaga ♍ (@Magicfan214) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford woo hoo !!! Congrats James! Fantastic news!!
— Mike Dopud (@dopudmike) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford You are our favorite stunt coordinator and for sure you’ll be one of our favorite directors!! Congratulations!!!Hugs! #Arrow — Oana (@Oana_Op) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford well-deserved and surely, a standout in the making. Congratulations!
— Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook) July 2, 2015
@amellywood @JamesBamford congrats Bam Bam! Kill it — Alaina Huffman (@AlainaHuffman) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford soooo happy for you Bam Bam! You’re going to be an awesome director. Congrats! xo
— Sharon Taylor (@SharonCTaylor) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford wow! Congrats James. You’ll kill it. Hope that there’s more opportunities for you like this in the future. — DL MacDonald (@dannymacd) July 2, 2015
That’s pretty damn exciting for @JamesBamford to be directing an episode…already pumped for 4×07. We love you #BamBam #Arrow
— Sophia (@Sophia7470) July 2, 2015
I love it when good things happen to awesome people. @JamesBamford is going to kill it. #Arrow #proudofyou https://t.co/m2p2y6nlXj
— Shannon Pratt (@ShannonPratt) July 2, 2015
The last word from James:
I’m very choked up at this moment by all the support, and well wishes from everyone. Thank you so much! XXOXOOXOXXXOXOOXOXOOOXXOOXXOXOOXXOXO
— James Bamford (@JamesBamford) July 2, 2015