Based in London, I'm a creative, director, producer, cameraman and editor with 20 years experience in the Music and Film industry.
I qualified as a Barrister in 1989, but after a short tenure as a lawyer in Tokyo, I ended up DJ'ing Jazz, Funk, Soul and Brazilian music throughout Japan in the Nineties. I set up Mr Bongo, Tokyo and the Disorient Record label in 1993. Bongo became one of the most popular vinyl shops in Japan and the label unleashed funky new Japanese artists onto the international scene, such as DJ Krush & Monday Michiru. I also had my own band Routine and wrote for and produced many seminal Japanese artists. After 10 years in music working with international icons such as Kraftwerk, Jamiroquai, Beastie Boys, Dimitri from Paris, Bernard Purdie, Coldcut etc, I reoriented back to the UK. Initially working for Rapido TV (Eurotrash), CNX and Twenty Twenty TV, I also released a few House singles on the Hed Kandi label.
I am James Vyner
In 2004, I founded Ichikoo Films making in music videos, event promos, short films and commercials. I'm a skilled cameraman, editor and director. I've produced films singlehandedly or led a full crew from preproduction to the finished thing. I've interviewed more celebrity chefs than they've had hot dinners, worked with major agencies, creatives and brands. I'm easy going, creative, artistic and have the perfect soundtrack for any film, honing decades of musical knowledge into funky, powerful visuals.
V&A Museum, Top Gear Live, Good Food Show, Vintage Festivals, Novartis, Hemingway Design, Hush Puppies, G-Plan, Chris Evans Carfest, Mayor of London, McCann Erickson, Channel 4, BBC, E4, Brand Events, Laurent Perrier, Ideal Home Show, Riverstreet Events, BBC Haymarket, Linde Werdelin Watches, Red Bull, Good Year, EA Sports, Footlocker, Hair Tools, City Space, Hed Kandi, Investec, September Films, Les Enfants, Weber Shandwick, Levitra, Carol Decker, London Classic Car Show, Motorhome & Caravan Show, Radio Times, The Model Advocate