One of James' early work experiences before stunt work was as a Juvenile Corrections Officer. This experience has been handy while filming Season 7 of Arrow and Oliver Queen's incarceration. In an interview with press at Comic-Con in San Diego, James, who directed the first episode of the season, "Inmate 4587", shared that he acted... Continue Reading →
Bam at San Diego Comic Con
Fresh from directing the first episode of Season 6, James headed down to San Diego to watch Saturday's Arrow panel and get a first glimpse of the sizzle reel. https://twitter.com/jamesbamford/status/888592234303680512 First up though was catching up with his great friends, the Arrow cast. Rick Gonzalez shared the following via the CW Arrow Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BW1dIIQgHRD/ https://instagram.com/p/BW1d0IZgnR8/... Continue Reading →
Just Hit Him… This Is Not A Chorus Line
I've been catching up on the full Arrow Panel from San Diego Comic-Con and one of the funniest moments is when Stephen and John share James' reactions when John adds extra flourishes in fight sequences. Coming from a dance background it's natural for John to bounce and add extra hand movements, which are not appropriate... Continue Reading →
Can Bam Direct Every Episode?
The Arrow cast declared their love for Director/Stunt Co-ordinator James Bamford in the following interview with Entertainment Weekly. James has been directing the first two episodes of Season 5 and the cast spoke at San Diego Comic-Con. Stephen explains that the "back to basics" theme of the show is exemplified by James' directing as he... Continue Reading →