James Y. Shih is a writer, director, producer, educator and digital media professional with strong industry experience.
In Taiwan, James also worked as a production assistant and performer on such sets as AXN's "The Amazing Race 3: Taiwan" and Against Again Theatre Troupe's "Sound of Silence.
On his return to the states, James applied his varied experience and education as a Producer for RiLL Films which released Fight Life, a feature length documentary that takes an in-depth look into the lives of professional Mixed Martial Arts fighters, in January 2012 .
After "Fight Life", James has made other films that have traveled the festival circuit, such as the short narrative Distance and Moment.
Always determined to strengthen his skill set, James recently completed his MFA in Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge where he also taught as a Teaching Associate. He continues to work on a number of exciting, ongoing film/video projects.