James Demo is an independent filmmaker who writes, directs and produces narrative and documentary films. Demo’s award-winning film, First Time Long Time, a short comedy starring John Savage and co-starring Emmy award-winning actress Amanda Plummer and Hollywood icon Karen Black, has played dozens of festivals worldwide. Demo's award winning documentary THE PEACEMAKER has screened at top documentary film festivals including Full Frame, Hot Docs, Sheffield and DOC NYC. Additionally, Demo has worked with notable artists including Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, Wynton Marsalis for Time Magazine, and Neil Gaiman for the launch of his game “Haunted Mansion.”
Demo's has been a Sundance Institute Fellow, a Film Independent Fellow, a Tribeca/A&E Films Fellow and has pitched at the IFP Film Week, The Points North Forum and the Hot Docs Forum in Toronto. He has also received support from the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, The LEF Foundation and Sundance Documentary Film Program.
THE PEACEMAKER Awards
Winner, Jury Award, Best Documentary, Cleveland International Film Festival
Winner, Special Jury Award for Vision and Storytelling, Florida Film Festival
Winner, Jury Award, Best Documentary, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Winner, "Service Above Self" Award, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
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