James Alper: BlindEye

Date - 13 July, 2012, All News Film

James Alper films BlindEye, a short by multi award winning director and writer team Aasaf Ainapore and Kira Anne Pelican about a city trader who is framed for inside trading.

Aasaf’s debut short film, BRUISED FRUIT (1994), starring Kathy Burke, received critical acclaim on the festival circuit. Bruised Fruit was followed by BILLY BADMOUTH (1995), included in Channel 4’s Short & Curly season, and winner of the Audience Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival and the short thriller SATISFACTION (2008), staring Michael Parkes (Kill Bill Vol II) Official Selection Venice Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival.

He recently developed his original comedy LIVING WITH THE INFIDELS for the BBC (2009-2011), and multi-platform teen comedy YOUTHQUAKE! for ITV (2009-2010). His award-winning hit web series LIVING WITH THE INFIDELS won the Ecran D’Or at the Festival Européen des 4 Ecrans.


James trained at The Webber Douglas Academy.

His theatre credits include the leading role of Jock Colville in Three Days in May at both The Trafalgar Studios and Theatre Royal Windsor and Damian in Greenland at The National Theatre. Other notable theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Fram, The Hothouse and The Deep Blue Sea all for The National Theatre. James also played Stewart in the first ever UK tour of War Horse

James is a leading voice artist and is the narrator for the ITV1 series Cheetah Kingdom as well as many BBC Radio plays.

He has appeared in Vendetta alongside Danny Dyer.

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