At twelve years old, James Seale murdered all of his friends. In a short horror film.
Ever since, he embraced a passion for storytelling on the page and screen. After graduating NYU, Seale was hired to shoot commercials and music videos in Manhattan, honing his skills as a director, cinematographer and editor. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles to work in feature films and television.
As a screenwriter, Seale has written MAMA’S BOYS for producer Joel Silver/Warner Bros. and sold his spec action/thriller TOMORROW MAN to Paramount Pictures. In television, he was hired by Carlton Cuse (executive producer of LOST and JACK RYAN) as a series writer and also secured a two-pilot deal with NBC and producer Warren Littlefield.
Directing credits include the SyFy feature MOMENTUM with Teri Hatcher,
the claustrophobic action/thriller THROTTLE and ASYLUM, starring Malcolm
McDowell and Robert Patrick. Seale’s films have garnered premieres on HBO, SyFy, HD Net, and UK’s Channel 4, and have been released by
Universal Home Entertainment, Dimension Films and Buena Vista Home Video.
He has produced scripted and unscripted programming, including the digital series SURVIVOR: PONDEROSA for CBS and has developed original content for Relativity Media and Pilgrim Studios.
His graphic novel SAFEHAVEN will be adapted into a TV series by Landmark Studio Group and Michael Bay’s 451 Media Group, with Seale serving as showrunner and Executive Producer. He will also executive produce his new psychological-thriller series SPREE in 2021.