Hailing from London, James Griffiths is a writer, director, and editor of short films and commercials.
Splitscreen: A Love Story was shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone and is the winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011.
Director: JW Griffiths
Producer: Kurban Kassam
Director of Photography: Christopher Moon
Editor: Marianne Kuopanportti
Sound Design: Mauricio d’Orey
Music composed by: Lennert Busch
Here is the beautiful photo that was used for the 2010 White House Christmas card.
“Because of a predicted snowstorm, I spent the night sleeping in my office knowing how bad the roads would be the following day. Early the next morning, I walked around the White House grounds and made several photographs using a tripod so I could shoot at a slow shutter speed. Mrs. Obama liked this picture so much that she chose to use it on the official White House Christmas card.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
A lovely rose with petals soft
A scent so sweet and light
So beautiful a flower
With colors shining bright.
But something not so savory
About the fragrant rose ~
The thorns, so sharp upon the stem,
That sharpen as it grows.
Yet still lovely is the flower
Despite the thorns that prick
Just as life and love are sweet
They too have thorns that stick.
But do not fear to live or love,
Life’s not exempt from pain ~
So pick a rose, you may get hurt,
But you will also gain!