James Sweeney

Bred in Alaska, James Sweeney is an actor-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker. His debut directorial feature, Straight Up, which he wrote, directed, produced and acts in opposite Katie Findlay, was the Breakthrough Centerpiece at Outfest and is in select theaters from February 28 through Strand Releasing. His previous works have premiered at Frameline, Mill Valley Film Festival, and on Short of the Week.


Maybe It’s Time to Give Up

By James Sweeney | February 27, 2020

Maybe It’s Time to Give Up

The hard road James Sweeney traveled to make his debut feature Straight Up is not necessarily one that everyone will survive.