James Gould-Bourn is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist from Manchester, England. His debut novel, Bear Necessity, has been published in 13 languages and his short films have been screened at several international film festivals. His most recent film, Champ, qualified for consideration at the 2022 Academy Awards. It was directed by Emmy award-winning director Ben Tricklebank and premiered at Cinelounge in Hollywood. James currently lives in Bristol, UK.