James H. Hibbard— Screenwriter, Director, and Novelist

James' screenwriting has been recognized by The Sundance Institute (Second Round/ Full Script Submission), The PAGE Screenwriting Awards, The Honolulu Film Awards, and the Austin Film Festival. His feature-length screenplays include:  THE CONTESTANT (2017) THE CYCLIST (2016), and THE EVENING LAND (2015). He has also produced, directed, and written short films for various consumer brands. 

James has reviewed fiction for the respected literary magazine Ploughsharesand in 2016 was selected to be part of the Tin House Writer's Workshop. He is currently working to complete his first novel.

A former professional road cyclist, James has written extensively on the sport of cycling and his introduction appears in the most recent U.S. edition of Paul Kimmage's seminal book on doping in cycling—Rough Ride (Random House/ Yellow Jersey Press). 

James is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz and worked on his Ph.D in philosophy at DePaul University. He currently lives in Santa Cruz County and has taught English at San Jose State University and humanities at UC Santa Cruz.

He can be contacted at:  james.h.hibbard@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 
 

feature screenplays 

Loglines and reviews of James' feature-length screenplays. 

 

 

FILM Projects  

See James' visual work