James Quattrochi arrived in Los Angeles in 1991 - a young actor wanting to expand his involvement in the film industry. Having acted in many interesting projects his dream was to take his talents behind the camera. In 1995 James produced and stared in, In the Kingdom of the Blind, with William Petersen, Paul Winfield and Michael Biehn. The film was an official selection of the Palm Springs Film Festival and The Santa Barbara Film Festival. "Kingdom" went on to receive worldwide distribution, allowing James to follow up this project by directing the critically acclaimed film "True Friends". This film won the Charleston International Film Festival and James was voted "Best Up And Coming Director" by the Laifa Film Awards, with James receiving a letter of endorsement from director Martin Scorcese. The film was also honored with the Imagen Award, having been chosen over "The Mask of Zorro".