James Doherty 

I’m a Mancunian-Irish writer/director making films about family, masculinity-in-crisis and characters living on the fringes of society.

Putting the finishing sparkle on THE LONG F*** OFF for Channel 4’s 4Stories / OnTheEdge emerging talent strand - My television drama debut. Airing on C4 in 2024

Also currently doing the festival circuit: NEON MEETS ARGON - a neon-infused apprenticeship drama, commissioned by Screen Ireland for their flagship Focus Shorts scheme. 

My debut short film BREATHE won awards internationally, was selected for a Vimeo Staff Pick and was showcased by the BFI and British Council. More info on screenings, awards and watch the film here: www.breathefilm.info

I also create visual spectacles for artists like Tame Impala, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat and Katy Perry, through my animation work as RUCKUS

Get in touch: 

   :   jamesgdoherty@gmail.com