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.
— 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.
Some of the congratulatory messages coming in. Be sure to drop by his Twitter and congratulate James yourself:
— 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
@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
— Darnell De Palma (@darnelldepalma1) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford DUDE!!! Hell yeah!! Congrats.
— Josh Blacker (@JoshBlacker) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford woo hoo !!! Congrats James! Fantastic news!!
— Mike Dopud (@dopudmike) July 2, 2015
@JamesBamford well-deserved and surely, a standout in the making. Congratulations!
— Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook) 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
— Sophia (@Sophia7470) July 2, 2015
— 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