Melinda James is a Black/Thai filmmaker with a primary focus in cinematography. Her aesthetic embodies a visual style that is minimal and intimate. Her personal work is centered around women and QTPOC communities and extends to other marginalized experiences. Over the years she’s shaped a body of work that puts these underrepresented communities at the forefront, as keepers of their own images. Her work has screened online and festivals nationally, including Blackstar Film Festival, Frameline, New Orleans Film Festival, Outfest, The Root, Essence, NPR Music, Participant Media, and Oklahoma Contemporary.