James Sweeney

James Sweeney is an American film actor, writer and director.

The First (2011)

A teenage boy explores his sexuality to the brink of exhaustion. A film that plays with expectations. With its sunkissed opening shots and bouncy score, the film starts off like one big ole’ romantic comedy cliché. The tropes are decidedly familiar—young love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Sweeney
CAST:  Emily Davenport  •  Jake Sturdevant  •  Zack Tennant  •  Vanessa Wolf

Normal Doors (2015)

An OCD gay twentysomething considers a romantic life with a struggling actress he meets at an S&M-themed party.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Sweeney
CAST:  Justin Mark  •  Milana Vayntrub  •  Emily Bett Rickards

Bushwick Beats (2018)

Six stories, six directors, six unique short films, all under the backdrop of Bushwick, Brooklyn, each a different look into the theme of unconditional love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Sweeney  •  Brian Shoaf  •  Anu Valia  •  Sonejuhi Sinha  •  A. Sayeeda Moreno  •  Chloe Sarbib
CAST:  Britt Baron  •  Britne Oldford  •  Henny Russell  •  Mugga

Straight Up (2020)

Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Sweeney
CAST:  James Sweeney  •  Katie Findlay  •  James Scully  •  Brendan Scannell

Before Midnight Cowboy (2015)

Lonely Cameron is getting over a breakup and has turned to a paid cuddler for regular companionship. But an uncomfortable disclosure threatens to change their ongoing professional relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Sweeney