James Robert Wesley Hiatt is the CEO and one of the founders of Mændström - a turn-key full service Production Company. He grew up in Wilmore, Kentucky - a town of 6,000 people, two stop lights, and more PhDs and Masters degrees than streets. He graduated from Asbury University in 2010, with a BA in Media and Communication Studies, with emphases ... See full bio »

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Van Gogh's Ear Director
The Perfect Weapon Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 2021 Issac (assistant director) (filming)
  I, Challenger (first assistant director) (post-production)
  The Pastor (first assistant director) / (second unit director) (post-production)
  Dweller (second unit assistant director) (completed)
 2020 Riding Faith (first assistant director) / (second unit director)
 2019 Exorcism at 60,000 Feet (first assistant director)
 2018 40 and Single (TV Series) (first assistant director - 6 episodes)
- Bliss or Bright (2018) ... (first assistant director)
- Daddy's Girl (2018) ... (first assistant director)
- Drowning (2018) ... (first assistant director)
- Falling (2018) ... (first assistant director)
- The Plot Thickens (2018) ... (first assistant director)
 2018 Adopted (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Seven Minutes in Heaven (2018) ... (first assistant director)
 2018/VII Wake (Short) (first assistant director)
 2018 The Day of Matthew Montgomery (Short) (first assistant director)
 2018/II Diminuendo (first assistant director)
 2018 Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks (TV Series) (first assistant director - 5 episodes)
- Two-Week Girl (2018) ... (first assistant director)
- Nostalgia Trip (2018) ... (first assistant director)
- Soul Mom (2018) ... (first assistant director)
- Rude or Die (2018) ... (first assistant director)
- Strong Women (2018) ... (first assistant director)
 2018/II War Paint (Short) (first assistant director)
  Play by Play (TV Series) (second assistant director - 8 episodes, 2017) (second unit director - 3 episodes, 2017)
- The Party (2017) ... (second assistant director) / (second unit director - uncredited)
- The Stands (2017) ... (second assistant director)
- Old Time Hockey (2017) ... (second assistant director)
- Revenge of the Frosh (2017) ... (second assistant director) / (second unit director - uncredited)
- Boner for God (2017) ... (second assistant director)
 2016 Break the Will (Short) (first assistant director)
 2016 Architects of Crime (Short) (first assistant director)
 2016 Crave: The Fast Life (first assistant director)
 2016 The Perfect Weapon (first assistant director) / (second unit director)
 2016 Jacob Sartorius: Hit or Miss (Video short) (first assistant director)
 2015/III No Way Out (first assistant director)
 2015 Chasing Hayes (Short) (first assistant director) / (second assistant director)
 2015 Hotwire (Short) (first assistant director: second unit)
 2015 Ana Maria in Novela Land (second assistant director)
 2014 Friendly Advice (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Zumba (2014) ... (first assistant director)
 2013 When Kings Battle (Short) (assistant director - as James Hiatt)
 2011 Artax Brandywine: Therapist (Short) (first assistant director)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Theatre: Director/Executive Producer. "What is Art?" Arts Event. Featuring 'Avant Garde' (A experimental gallery), 'Arts du Spectacle' (A Performing Arts Extravaganza, Co-Produced by Cat LaCohie [aka Vixen DeVille]), and the play 'ART', written by Yamina Reza. Directed by James R.W. Hiatt. Starring Kelly Gullet, Micah Brenner, & Chris ... See more »

Alternate Names:

James Hiatt


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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He loves to travel, and has visited 45 of 50 states (still missing Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont, Oregon, and Idaho.), 7 of the provinces of Canada (including Vancouver where he was a Steadicam 1rst AC on the Cross Country Skiing course of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. He has also visited the Virgin Islands, France, Ireland, and Northern Ireland. He hopes to do more international traveling in the ... See more »

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