Stephen James

Stephen James

Independent Filmmaker

Organization: Contemporary Heroism Initiative, LLC




Stephen James is an award-winning media producer with over thirty years’ experience producing for local PBS in New Jersey and Connecticut, writing documentaries for the United Nations, and producing hundreds of videos and online media for corporate communications, training, and marketing.  He was won 30 national and international awards for video production and two for his podcast. 

Stephen is the author of the award-winning book American Stew: Hope in a Toxic Culture that applies the ideas of Ernest Becker to contemporary issues, and is co-host of the award-winning podcast The Hub for Important Ideas.  He is the president and a founding member of Contemporary Heroism Initiative, and is currently a principal at Creative Factor Productions, a business communications company.  He is a graduate of Boston College.







Conversations with Solomon (2018)

Role: Producer

Sheldon Solomon has a way of challenging conventional wisdom. One of the most respected social scientists in his field, he brings a unique perspective to audiences around the world, getting them to rethink fundamental assumptions about humanity. Conversations with Solomon: Exploring Human Motivation is a series of six 30-minute documentaries featuring Dr. Solomon and a group of experts that look at a variety of topics affecting contemporary life including Mental Health, Economic Inequality, the Environment, Bigotry, and War.

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