James Ruffato is a Franco-American documentary filmmaker working between Aix-en-Provence and London. After attending the Maine Media College Young Filmmaker's program and completing a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Film Studies at King's College London James began working as a freelance filmmaker specializing in short format documentaries about art. Some of the institutions James has worked with include La Panacée in Montpellier, the MRAC Occitanie, l'Abbey de Fontfroide, the J1 in Marseille and La Maison de Vente Leclere. James has also produced promotional content for King's College London and the Savannah College of Art and Design. In conjuncture with his client-based work, James has recently completed his first feature length documentary on American plein air painter Jill Steenhuis, released in June, 2020.