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James Gay-Rees is a British film producer. He has been involved in the production of numerous films, including critically acclaimed documentaries Senna (2010) and Amy (2015), for which he won numerous awards and nominations.[1]

James Gay-Rees
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1991–present

Graduating from the University of Southampton, Gay-Rees started his film career working for Miramax in London. He subsequently moved to New York for a year and later started working as a head of development in Los Angeles-based Orbit Productions. Gay-Rees eventually decided to pursue his career in documentary production; his first movie is Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[2] His second film, Senna (2010), also received critical acclaim, and won a BAFTA Award for Best Documentary. In 2015, he produced Amy, which was nominated for numerous awards, including BAFTA awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding British Film,[3] as well as Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 88th Academy Awards.[4]



  1. ^ Humphrey, Thomas (16 November 2015). "Interview: Producer James Gay-Rees Discusses Chronicling A Fallen Star In AMY". Twitch Film. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  2. ^ Morfoot, Addie (8 November 2011). "Gay-Rees: Driving force behind high-profile docs". Variety. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. ^ Collin, Robbie (8 January 2016). "Baftas 2016: the nominations". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. ^ Ford, Rebecca (14 January 2016). "Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 January 2016.

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