James Dalrymple

Writer • Director • Film Maker • Artist

This video is a short book trailer for my novel, Death Comes At Night.  It was a labor of love :).

Death Comes At Night is a suspense/thriller novel guaranteed to get your heart racing and keep you up at night reading. Death Comes At Night, the novel, is available for purchase on Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com or directly from the publisher, Black Rose Writing. For more information, contact me, or email, DeathcomesatnightNovel@gmail.com.

Here is the short film book trailer premier for Death Comes At Night. I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think.

Nate Cummings as Daniel Monson.
McKenna Cullimore as the Woman
James Dalrymple as the Author

Richard Porter, Camera, Sound, Osmo
Anders Piiparinen, Osmo and Grip
Sterling Elliott, Production Assistant
Meagan Piiparinen, Hair and Makeup
James Dalrymple, Writer, Director, Editor, Composer

Special thanks to Don Wadley for use of his farm.

These mountains are amazing. I never tire of the view from my house. Now that I fly drones, I try to spend as much time as possible soaring over them, remotely. These are a few shots from this summer of the mountains nearest my home. I will post more aerial cinematography shots on a regular basis.  Your comments are always welcome.


Death Comes At Night Book Trailer

I am an author and filmmaker and have written a thriller novel called, Death Comes At Night, published by BlackRose Writing. I am putting together a book trailer for the book.

Death Comes At Night Book Trailer.

A woman standing in the rain screams.

The book trailer script is:


The storyboard for the trailer is:


For more information about the book or the author, contact: DeathComesAtNightNovel@gmail.com.

To purchase the paperback or e-book visit Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com, or, contact me directly. It’s a page turner guaranteed to get your heart racing. I’m sure you’ll like it.

To help out with the book trailer, as cast or crew contact me at DeathComesAtNightNovel@gmail.com. Comments are welcomed.

Death Comes At Night Book Trailer.

The woman is dead on the floor of the barn.


I have had the privilege over the last several years to travel the world shooting and producing short documentary films. I have been in over 65 countries on every continent except Antarctica. I have had marvelous experiences, made friends, tasted  exotic foods, seen incredible sights and experienced my own personal miracles. I hope to continue traveling and filming throughout the world. I may yet make it to Antarctica. In the mean time, I thought I would post a selected montage reel, with the musical help of Bono and U2. I didn’t ask their permission. If Bono asks me to change the music I will 🙂


I also would like to credit two of my very talented friends who traveled with me to many of these countries: Tom Garner and Curtis Anderson. They are incredibly talented cinematographers and filmmakers. Some of the shots in this reel belong to them; although, I don’t remember which ones. Sorry Guys.

I hope you enjoy the reel. Let me know what you think.

This is a video I shot using the DJI Phantom 4 drone. I’m still getting the hang of it but I like it a lot. Crescent Cove is one of our favorite places, so it was great to get to spend a few minutes shooting aerials here. Let me know what you think 🙂


The Human Family

Where ever and whenever I travel, I enjoy meeting people. There are many differences among countries, languages, cultures, foods, politics, etc. Yet, we are all part of the human family.

As I travel I like to shoot documentary or street style photography and video, especially of people. In the faces of those I meet and those I photograph, there are untold stories, written in the eyes and the smiles and the wrinkles of their expressions.

I must admit that occasionally I steal their photographs with a long lens. Other times, in the mode of street photographer I am moving too fast or too slow to catch up to them. I do not and would not try to compromise another’s dignity. I do try, whenever possible, to ask permission. My goal is to capture a bit of the human condition and share some of the unwritten stories of our lives.

Here are a few photographs I have taken of my brothers and sisters of the human family.

Comments are welcome. I’d love to hear what you think.

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It has been my privilege to travel to Africa numerous times. It has also been my privilege to tell stories of individuals and families who’s lives are filled with faith, in spite of trials. The spiritual journey of the Sam family from South Africa is such a story.

James Dalrymple–Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor

Tom Garner–Cinematographer

For throw-back Thursday, I wanted to post a demo we did many years ago with some very dear friends and talented folks. Enjoy, and, if you’re ever in need of film, video, graphic design, web or print, give me a call. We do good work. We accomplish your objectives. And, we have fun doing it.

James Dalrymple – Writer, Director, Producer, Editor
Nils Lindstrom – Partner
Laura Hatch – Secretary
Roger Jones – The Big Client

Kenny Gioseffi – Cinematographer
Mike LaVallee – Sound

This is a short demo film we did a few years ago. We wanted to have some fun and play with the integration of CGI with live action. Comments are welcome.


Mad Scientist • Bert Emmett
Mad Scientist Assistant • Sara Kay Rinde
Mad Organist • James Dalrymple

James Dalrymple: Writer • Producer • Director • Cinemtographer
H. Scott Randal • Editor • Sound Mixer
Dean Jones • Computer Animation • 3D Modeling & Compositing
Robert Tyck • Location Sound Recording • ADR
Nils Lindstrom • Storyboard Artist
Candy Elder • Hair & Makeup
Michael Wood • Music Research
Caralee Hill • Set P.A.

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