James Vaughan is a writer, artist and director from Sydney, Australia. In 2011 he wrote and directed an experimental theatre production, Kingies, about the downfall of an obscene king, featuring mime, live music and video-recording helmets. The following year he wrote, directed and edited his debut short, You Like It, I Love It, where it won local praise for its subtlety and originality. With its selection in the International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2013 and for Generation 14plus at the Berlinale, the film has quickly attracted attention at the highest levels.
Since the film's completion, James relocated to Melbourne to join Flood Projects, where he has been working under the mentorship of critically acclaimed Australian feature director Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Om Tuk, Hail, Bastardy, Cicada) and producer/director Michael Cody (Om Tuk, Hail, Foreign Parts).