Team

T H E  T E A M

C E O /  D I R E C T O R


James Hughes is the CEO of Sunset Aperture.

Since launching the company five years ago, James has been the Writer Director for all of the company’s four short film releases. The first two of these have screened at 175 festivals. Both of them are BAFTA Qualifying short films.

Recently James has completed two further short films, which have just been launched onto the festival circuit.

Along with these, James has overseen the production of the company’s debut feature production, which was shot in four international cities.

James has been selected by BAFTA to be part of their BAFTA Crew 2021.

He is now busy prepping two new productions of Sunset Aperture.





P R O D U C E R 


Jessica Gardner is a Producer at Sunset Aperture.

Jessica has recently joined the company as a Producer.

Beginning her career in music videos, branded content, and commercials, Jessica has established herself in the industry both as a Producer and as a Production Manager. Consequently she has an extensive knowledge of budgets, contracts, scheduling, risk assessments, Covid-19 safety, crew management, and permits.

Recently, Jessica has produced a string of short films, along with being a Production Manager on three feature films.

Jessica will be producing the next two releases of Sunset Aperture.






F I R S T  A S S I S T A N T  D I R E C T O R


Sophia Scott is a First Assistant Director at Sunset Aperture.

Sophia has been working as a 1st AD for Sunset Aperture for over a year.

Her career has seen her work across commercials, music videos, and feature films.

Sophia was an invaluable member of our team on our last two productions, including our international feature film.

Sophia will now be working as our 1st AD on our next production.