Theodore James

Los Angeles, California, United States


Theodore James (Producer) was born and raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He attended both Wright State and Ohio State Universities Film programs. In 2004 he moved to Los Angeles and started working on non-fiction productions. In 2005 he teamed up with Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley on the release of Wordplay, a documentary about The New York Times crossword editor and National Public Radio personality Will Shorts. Wordplay was a breakout hit at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and went on to become the second-highest grossing documentary of the year. He next served as a producer on I.O.U.S.A., an examination of America’s debt problem, it premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was later nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for best Documentary Feature. In 2009 he produced his first made-for-television documentary for Nickelodeon about the lovable cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants aired on VH1and Nickelodeon to stellar ratings. As the economy continued to worsened, he re-teamed with his I.O.U.S.A. filmmakers and produced I.O.U.S.A.: Solutions, a two-hour follow-up, that gave possible solutions to our troubled national debt. It aired on CNN in April, 2010 to great acclaim. Next he started his own production company and financed his first feature documentary film Superheroes. The film was the breakout film at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival where it won the first ever "Theatrical Release Award". It was quickly bought by HBO Documentary Films and aired last August on the network. He is currently developing new projects.