James Copson

Producer / Director (Self-shooter)

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Projects credited in

About me

I am a creative Director / Producer successfully running a professional independent production company in Manchester with clients across the globe. After winning awards for my documentaries at university in Yorkshire, I began working as a runner, editor & second camera operator as my first professional role in the industry. Following this, I made the move back to Manchester, my hometown. I created Anattic as an outlet to make films. As my reputation grew, I began to create commercial content for a host of clients. I produce and direct passion projects as regularly as possible. I recently directed my first feature length documentary which was filmed across the United States, following 4 cancer survivors as they competed in The Race Across America. Currently in the final stages of post-production the project was privately funded. I am also working in pre-production for a documentary series. I have over 8 years experience in content creation, mostly in commercials, brand documentaries and short-form online videos. I enjoy self shooting and lighting my own projects where possible and have experience as a Director of Photography, though enjoy working with a professional DoP if budgets permit.

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  • Directing
  • Digital Production
  • Creative Direction
  • Producing
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Creative Writing
  • Lighting
  • Leadership
  • Account Management

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • TATE


    • Arts and Culture
  • Metropolis Studios

    Metropolis Studios

    • Music


    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Anattic Limited

    Anattic Limited

    • Media Production

Work history


Sep 2015
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I am a Director and Producer and owner of Anattic Limited. I work with brands to create engaging and creative films. I like to create films for brands who think boldly, bravely and outside the box. I have over 8 years experience in the industry, and have been successfully running Anattic, a highly reputable production company for the past 6 years. We have clients across the world, including UK Gov / DCMS, Ellesse, Koura, Manchester International Festival and TATE to name a few. I have directed and produced commercial content for major global brands and organisations including short form ads, brand documentaries and long form ads. I have also directed award winning short form documentaries and am currently working on my first feature length documentary, in the final stages of post-production.


Producer / Media Trainer

Momentum World CIC

Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I worked with not-for-profit, Erasmus+ and British Council funded Momentum World on a number of documentary projects. During my time with Momentum, my responsibilities included training young people from all over Europe, enhancing their media skills and equipment knowledge, along with creative thinking and ideas practices, the experience took me across Europe.


Second Camera, Edit Assistant / Runner

Mandrill Television

Jul 2011 - Apr 2012
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • My first role in the industry, straight out of university. I worked with Producer Chris Wise on a Discovery Channel documentary series and new video based online platform, editing, filming secondary camera and B-roll and as a runner on a number of shoots.



Film TV Production

York St John University

Sep 2008
  • York, United Kingdom


BA Film and Television

York St John University

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Winner of RTS Yorkshire Student Awards - Best Film: 'Andrea' (Director) 2011 Winner of Limehouse LAB Awards - Best Film: 'The Anorak Brigade' (Director) 2011 Winner of York St John Director Student Award - 2011



RTS Yorkshire - Best Documentary

RTS (Royal Television Society)

  • Best Documentary - Andrea, directed by James Copson