Director / Cinematographer


James Bartolomeo was raised in Baltimore, MD before moving to New York City after college.  His first experience on a film set was as a PA on John Waters' Hairspray.  He went on to work as a camera assistant on myriad films and TV series such as Homicide: Life on the Street, Oz, The Sopranos, Spiderman, Men In Black, and Requiem for a Dream.  He directed his first documentary short in 1994 about Sankofa Dance Theater, which aired on PBS.  In 2005 he wrote and directed the narrative featurette, Tuffy Low-low, which ran the film festival circuit and won numerous directing awards.  James has been directing commercials since 2002.  One day he hopes to own a vineyard powered by a wind farm.  Or something like that.