Capabilities | Director of Photography, Aerial Cinematographer, Producer and Director

Director of Photography

Director of Photography, James Suttles behind the camera on the set of Hurry Scurry 2013Focusing primarily on digital acquisition, I have had the pleasure to work with most formats and cameras available today. Along with my passion for the art and science of light, as a director of photography my approach to any project is always focused on story, structure and the overall thematic vision of the project.  With a variety of camera packages available, I can also provide the most cost effective and ideal acquisition equipment for the needs of each project.

Camera Packages available covering all budget levels:

  • Red Weapon Cinema Camera
  • Red Scarlett Weapon Cinema Camera
  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera
  • Blackmagic Production Camera
  • Canon 5D
  • Panasonic GH4


Aerial Video / Cinematography

multi-rotor Aerial Video Drone high above the High Point Furniture MarketI’ve have partnered with Aerial UAS pilot, Michael Gentilini, Jr. in filming from the air utilizing a variety of Hexacopters, Octocopters and other multi-rotor camera platforms.   With the ability to carry a variety of cameras including the Red Epic, Canon C300/500, Sony FS700, Black Magic Cinema/Pocket, Canon or Nikon DSLRs and Panasonic’s GH4, we can acquire some pretty amazing footage that will blend with any quality of production.  This is one of the most exciting and inspiring technical advances in the past 20 years and I love the visual opportunities this technology provides.  

To learn more about what we can achieve from this new filming perspective, checkout

Aerial Demo Reel

Producing & Directing

James Suttles Director of Reunion 108, Director of Photography, Aerial Cinematographer, Producer and DirectorThe challenge of assembling a project from the beginning is one that I enjoy immensely.  I have produced and directed a number of independently produced films including the period stock car racing film Red Dirt Rising, the baseball comedy Reunion 108 and  both the upcoming horror film “The Manor” and outdoor genre blending drama/sci-fi film, “Seven Days ‘Till Midnight”.

I’ve also directed a number of music videos, short films and new media content but finding an interesting, narrative story to tell is always my number one priority with any project I tackle as a Producer/Director.

I’m always looking for new and exciting projects to get involved in so please Contact me if you feel my approach would be a value to the project.

Full Service Production Services

SuttleFilm provides Camera, Grip & Electric rental along with various other post production services.SuttleFilm currently has a variety of G&E packages along with camera support (Dolly, slider etc) and a variety of Cinema Camera packages for rent.  With years of experience in film production and post production, SuttleFilm is dedicated to providing substantial value and quality for all of its clients.

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