James Maiki is a London based director, editor and cinematographer whose imaginative and futuristic style is reflected in the documentation of exceptional events, products and people within his work. Spending over a year working internationally with Monocle magazine, Maiki is known for his discerning video journalistic sensibility as well as the high speed with which he delivers projects. With fluency in three languages James went on to study in both Beirut and London holding a BA in Media Production. He was inspired to pursue storytelling through film during extra curricular drama classes attended while at the American University of Beirut. This led to his relocation to London to expand his artistic horizons. James has worked individually and as part of teams across world cities including Milan, Marseille, Geneva, Munich, Barcelona, Beirut, Marrakech and Istanbul. He has also worked with several industry leaders including Tyler Brûlé, designer Tom Dixon, GQ Magazine, TIME and artist Sara Shamsavari. Maiki’s work includes creative documentary, film and music video. Additionally he has covered charitable initiatives such as The Children’s Society India Trek led by actress Rula Lenska. During his time with Monocle Maiki documented leading global cultural and industry events including Prix Pictet, Salone del Mobile 2012 and the Geneva Motor Show. James currently works for LS:N Global as a video journalist. LS:N Global is a consultancy that unites editorial work, independent research and creative thinking of the highest calibre recognised internationally for their innovative approach to trend forecasting, consumer insight and brand strategy. A future thinker, Maiki is inspired by the exceptional and endeavours to tell the stories of those who are both masters and leaders of their art, craft or profession within his own distinct and aesthetically rich visual style.Locked Pro Plan feature
The Future Laboratory is a consultancy that unites editorial work, independent research and creative thinking of the highest calibre recognised internationally for their innovative approach to trend forecasting, consumer insight and brand strategy. I am currently their full time filmmaker.
I was the full time filmmaker and Broadcast Assistant at Monocle in the UK.