James Erskine

James Erskine is a British screenwriter, film director and producer. The Human Face (2001), which he co-directed, was nominated for the Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational) Emmy Award in 2002.

EMR (2004)

Englishman Adam regains full consciousness after a seizure - tens of thousands of miles from home - only to discover that someone has surgically extracted one of his kidneys. All roads lead to a shady drug company called Phenal, which Adam believes is plotting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine  •  Danny McCullough
CAST:  Adam Leese  •  Whitney Cummings  •  Anthony Azizi  •  George Calil

Englishman Adam regains full consciousness after a seizure - tens of thousands of miles from home - only to discover that someone has surgically extracted one of his kidneys. All roads lead to a shady drug company called Phenal, which Adam believes is plotting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine  •  Danny McCullough
CAST:  Adam Leese  •  Whitney Cummings  •  Anthony Azizi  •  George Calil

Oil Storm (2005)

Documentary-style footage reveals the aftermath of disastrous events that disrupt the flow of oil to the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Melody Chase  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Lance E. Nichols  •  Mark Krasnoff

Documentary-style footage reveals the aftermath of disastrous events that disrupt the flow of oil to the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Melody Chase  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Lance E. Nichols  •  Mark Krasnoff

One Night in Turin (2010)

Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out. Then there was Italia '90 - The World Cup - a shot at redemption. But this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Elliott Francis  •  Gary Oldman

Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out. Then there was Italia '90 - The World Cup - a shot at redemption. But this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Elliott Francis  •  Gary Oldman

The Battle of the Sexes (2013)

Tennis star and women’s rights activist Billie Jean King won a total of 39 Grand Slam titles, but the biggest match of her career took place in 1973 against former men’s champion Bobby Riggs, a self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig who declared that, even at the age ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine  •  Zara Hayes
CAST:  Billie Jean King  •  Bobby Riggs  •  Chris Evert  •  Serena Williams

Tennis star and women’s rights activist Billie Jean King won a total of 39 Grand Slam titles, but the biggest match of her career took place in 1973 against former men’s champion Bobby Riggs, a self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig who declared that, even at the age ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine  •  Zara Hayes
CAST:  Billie Jean King  •  Bobby Riggs  •  Chris Evert  •  Serena Williams

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (2014)

In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions, the saviour of cycling following ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Nicola Amaducci  •  Evgeni Berzin  •  Romani Cenni  •  Sandro Donati

In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions, the saviour of cycling following ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Nicola Amaducci  •  Evgeni Berzin  •  Romani Cenni  •  Sandro Donati

Building Jerusalem (2015)

After six weeks of gruelling competition, England battle reigning champions Australia. The two teams are inseparable after eighty minutes. Deep into extra time, there are just two minutes left on the clock. England rumble to within 40 yards of the posts. The ball ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Jonny Wilkinson  •  Martin Johnson  •  Clive Woodward  •  Matt Dawson

After six weeks of gruelling competition, England battle reigning champions Australia. The two teams are inseparable after eighty minutes. Deep into extra time, there are just two minutes left on the clock. England rumble to within 40 yards of the posts. The ball ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Jonny Wilkinson  •  Martin Johnson  •  Clive Woodward  •  Matt Dawson

Shooting for Socrates (2014)

Set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup, Shooting for Socrates tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also follows the lives of passionate football ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Nico Mirallegro  •  Conleth Hill  •  John Hannah  •  Art Parkinson

Set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup, Shooting for Socrates tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also follows the lives of passionate football ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Nico Mirallegro  •  Conleth Hill  •  John Hannah  •  Art Parkinson

From the Ashes (2011)

A documentary about Botham, Brearley and two stunning Ashes wins of 1981.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
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A documentary about Botham, Brearley and two stunning Ashes wins of 1981.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
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The Ice King (2018)

The greatest skater of all time, John Curry transformed a dated sport into an art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  John Curry  •  Johnny Weir

The greatest skater of all time, John Curry transformed a dated sport into an art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  John Curry  •  Johnny Weir

Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)

Sachin Tendulkar plays himself in this sports-docudrama that traces the life and times of one of the world’s biggest cricket phenomenas.​  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Sachin Tendulkar  •  Anjali Tendulkar  •  Mayuresh Pem  •  Arjun Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar plays himself in this sports-docudrama that traces the life and times of one of the world’s biggest cricket phenomenas.​  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Sachin Tendulkar  •  Anjali Tendulkar  •  Mayuresh Pem  •  Arjun Tendulkar

Billie (2020)

‘Lady Day’ was one of the greatest jazz vocalists the world ever heard. In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Before her mysterious death in 1978, Lipnack Kuehl had taped over 200 hours of interviews. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Billie Holiday  •  Tony Bennett  •  Count Basie  •  Charles Mingus

‘Lady Day’ was one of the greatest jazz vocalists the world ever heard. In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Before her mysterious death in 1978, Lipnack Kuehl had taped over 200 hours of interviews. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Billie Holiday  •  Tony Bennett  •  Count Basie  •  Charles Mingus

Gold Diggers: The World's Biggest Bank Robbery (2006)

The well-organised gang built a tunnel that was an extraordinary feat of precision civil engineering. The team broke through a reinforced steel and concrete floor and then negotiated a route through the bank that meticulously avoided all security cameras. It was a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
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The well-organised gang built a tunnel that was an extraordinary feat of precision civil engineering. The team broke through a reinforced steel and concrete floor and then negotiated a route through the bank that meticulously avoided all security cameras. It was a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST: 

The End of the Storm (2020)

Featuring exceptional access to Liverpool Football Club, this is the gripping inside story of the club’s 2019/20 Premier League winning season, set against the context of their global fan base waiting for 30 years of disappointment and near misses to come to an end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Jürgen Klopp  •  Jordan Henderson  •  Sadio Mané  •  Roberto Firmino

Featuring exceptional access to Liverpool Football Club, this is the gripping inside story of the club’s 2019/20 Premier League winning season, set against the context of their global fan base waiting for 30 years of disappointment and near misses to come to an end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Erskine
CAST:  Jürgen Klopp  •  Jordan Henderson  •  Sadio Mané  •  Roberto Firmino