Stevan Szczytko Actor
"James is a fantastic filmmaker with good visions and the ability to bring those ideas into reality. His understanding of what needs to be done, along with the fun attitude he brings to the set makes him also a very easy director to work with, which in turn helps to bring out great performances from the actors and great results from the crew. He even has some marketing skill, as he's gotten the film we worked on screened around the world.
If you want someone professional, talented, and with a good sense of humor, James is the guy to get"
Fernando Yepez Actor
"I appeared in James Atkins's film "The Ghoul Lord". I took the part while I was shooting another movie that James had been the script supervisor. The film I was shooting was a completely different character than that of the evil Ghoul Lord so I was shocked that he would ask me. However I feel that this is James special gift. He has an ability to see past what is reality into what could be fantasy. He might be the next big sci-fi writer/ director out there so keep yours eyes open for this unique out of this world director."
Vanessa Mayfield Actress
"I worked with James on a short film last year, and he was a pleasure to work with. He worked hard, was happy to help others, and did a very good job crewing the film!"
Eastleigh Film Festival 2014
"James Atkins’ How I Ate Your Mother knows that the best way to revitalise a genre is to subvert it completely – this witty short blends comedy and horror with side-splitting results."
GREENCARBON2112 Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) Film Festival Reviewer
RE: Puppy Dog Tails
"The short remains creepy throughout but is also really funny. 8/10"
Jeff Norton at Awesome Media & Entertainment Ltd.
"James was nothing less than a saviour on our set. He is meticulous, focused, and nothing escapes his attention. For my first film, it was a comfort knowing that he had my back as a script supervisor, ensuring the film didn't run afoul of continuity issues. My editor also very much appreciated James' detailed reports. I'd happily work again with James."
Chris Keenan Actor
"Excellent directional skills. Critical in the most personal and approachable way, always going the extra mile to get the best shot."
Jessica Sargent Actress
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with James; he made me feel at ease at all times and he has clearly had a lot of filming experience with a lot of knowledge. A great director with a great eye for detail."
Alex Masterton Writer/Director/Producer
"James is a talented and friendly filmmaker, who was a great help to me on my short film. I would highly recommend him for any future job."
David Kline Freelance Television and Film Producer
"I recruited James to work as script supervisor on a short film I wrote and directed. He was well organised, methodical and systematic in his approach to the work and made some good points during the shooting process."
Akua Obeng-Frimpong Head of Business Development at Zealous and Independent Film Producer
"I've worked with James on 3 productions to date. Each time he's demonstrated a thorough, diligent and observant approach as a Script/ Continuity Supervisor. Proving himself to be a real asset on crews, colleagues have frequently commented that James' contribution has been extremely valuable to the production process."
Lino Del Core Actor
"James Atkins is an extremely smart and conscientious individual. He possess a very keen work ethic and shows professionalism in all aspects of life as well as in work. He would truly be an asset in any field. I highly recommend James for any endeavors you would consider."
Dirk Keysser Actor
"James was a consummate professional on set. I worked with him during a 2 weeks long film shoot where he was script supervisor. He was on the ball with his head in the game and regardless of how long the day was he was ready to go the next morning. I would work with him again and recommend him without hesitation."
Miles Hancock Composer
"I have worked with James as a composer for several of his film projects. He is a fantastic director and is always a joy to work for. James has the ability to communicate his ideas effectively with the post-production team, helping everyone involved to bring his ideas to life."