2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The Wilderness of James


James is lost.

He's crawled into his shell as he struggles to deal with the absence of his father. James lives in a world of his own making: a world that is defined by his bizarre fascination with death.

As tensions mount with his mother at home, James begins to explore the wilderness of an intoxicating city.

Through an infatuating girl and a charismatic stranger, James starts to open his eyes as he's forced to deal with some hard truths.

Director: Michael Johnson

Executive Producer: Glenn Howerton, Nick Frenkel, Zygi and Audrey Wilf

Producer: Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling

Screenwriter: Michael Johnson

Cinematographer: Adam Newport-Berra

Editor: John Michael Powell

Production Designer: David Storm

Sound Designer: Andy Hay

Music: Jonsi & Alex

Additional Credits: Associate Producer: Fielder Jewett, Associate Producer: Doug Patterson

Principal Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Virginia Madsen, Isabelle Fuhrman, Evan Ross, Danny DeVito


Michael grew up in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he moved to Los Angeles where he got his first experience in film as an Art PA. Michael was born on Flag Day and he loves to read. THE WILDERNESS OF JAMES is Michael’s first feature film.

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