James White James White

Josh Mond / USA / 2015 / 86 min

Seemingly a typical representative of the young New York, James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in the frenzied city. Retreating further into a hedonistic lifestyle replete with wild parties and illegal substances, James is trying to come to terms with his father’s recent death. His mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With the pressure on him mounting, James must find new reserves of strength and profoundly alter his self-destructive and reckless behaviour patterns.

An emotional portrait of a young New Yorker facing his repressed feelings and taking responsibility for himself and his loved ones in the wake of a family bereavement.

"When you go to production it’s like you’re going on the soccer field – you’re going to play and you just fucking go. But there were definitely scary times in the writing phase and the editing was really difficult. It’s not my autobiography. There are things from my life and my experience – like taking care of my mother – but it’s a complicated answer because it’s like looking into a distorted mirror. It was the only thing I could do." (Josh Mond)

Josh Mond
New York-based producer and director Josh Mond established the Borderline Films production company together with directors and producers Sean Durkin and Antonio Campos. Apart from producing thirteen short- and feature films, Mond has directed several music videos and commercials. James White marks his feature film debut.

filmography
2010 Kids in Love (short)
2013 Untitled Josh Mond Short (short)
2015 James White

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