James Reid founded Manifest Videography with the desire to infuse event videos with the same standards of excellence that one finds in feature documentaries and independent films.
After graduating from Loyola Marymount Film School in 2001, James quickly dove into the documentary world with his first film, "Soldiers Under Command," which received acclaim in numerous national and international film festivals, most notably the AFI International Film Festival, where it competed with several films nominated for the Academy Award in 2004.
Over the past seven years, James has found incredible inspiration filming and editing over 150 weddings and events, discovering his tenure in the worlds of event videography and documentary filmmaking creatively inform each other in equal ways.
James is currently producing the feature-length documentary "Let Fury Have the Hour," about rock legend Joe Strummer. The film is executive produced by actor Tim Robbins and features interviews with notable actors, politicians, activists and musicians including John Cusak, M.I.A., Gael Garcia Bernal, Zack de la Rocha, and Moby.