What is NuReality?

NuReality is an independent production company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With production equipment, edit bays, and our vast array of production experience we are malleable to client needs and think outside the box in providing results.

Our focus is producing premium content for clients, whether that be commercials, industrials, real estate videos, television content or narrative films.

Robert James

Producer / Director

In 2008 when the economy crashed, Robert (at 45 years of age) went to San Francisco City College to study Filmmaking.

He was hooked after the first class. Having amassed years of travel video footage from around the globe, Robert learned to edit his work which was a life-changer.

Next up came practical experience. After 3 semesters, Robert left school to intern for celebrated documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner in LA. Traveling the world with camera in hand he assisted on Timoner’s various projects. This led to Robert and Ondi co-directing his first short film ‘Library of Dust’. Producing that film and winning several ‘Best Doc’ awards (as well as an invitation by Michael Moore to screen at his festival in Traverse City) put Robert on the map right out of the gate.

This led Robert to create his small production company, NuReality Productions.

Robert’s next big project (4 years in the works thus far) is a 6-part series about the Sexual Revolution as seen thru the eyes of an 83 year old Methodist Minister turned Sexologist called ‘The Night Minister’. That’s not all folks…

An additional film about an early drag performer from the 1960’s is in the works called ‘Ruminations’. Rumi Missabu was an original Cockette member who fell off the grid for 40 years.

Robert is in the planning stages of two more Documentaries, an additional series, and has developed a web series about the Larry Flynt Hustler strip clubs called Adventures in Boobyland. A brand new series about edgy alternative health care called Nurse Talk TV is next.



NuReality Productions offers a broad range of services to clients.


NuReality Productions is committed to bringing socially conscious stories to the screen in an imaginative and unique style.

LIBRARY OF DUST, uncovers the discovery of thousands of copper urns containing cremated human remains at The Oregon State Mental Hospital in 2002. The canisters of cremains, some dating back as far as the late 1800’s, display an unearthly corrosive and unexplained effect. Hospital staff and families of the patients help us solve the mystery of these forgotten souls.

Find LIBRARY OF DUST on iTunes and IndieFlix, and follow LIBRARY OF DUST on Facebook.

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THE NIGHT MINISTER, NuReality’s forthcoming eight-part series, is the story of Dr. Ted McIlvenna, an eighty-three-old Methodist Minister, Sexologist, and holder of the world’s largest collection of erotic folk art. In 1976, he co-founded The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, the first school in America to offer a doctorate in Sexology. Since then, Dr. Ted’s influence has had a global effect, even inspiring the creation of a sexology school in China – the first of its kind in the country. Dr. Ted’s life work is to educate society on the incredible breadth of sexual experience. Join us as we travel through the decades and unveil the untold story of the sexual revolution.

THE NIGHT MINISTER will be Coming Soon.

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RUMINATIONS is a gender-bending Coming of Age story that follows one pioneer of the counter-culture movement defined during the Sexual Revolution of the 1960’s in San Francisco. Original Cockette member Rumi Missabu left Hollywood 50 years ago on a quest for his true identity and found it in underground drag theater. Living off the grid from the age of 19, Rumi was a short-order cook, cleaned houses, and lived all over the country, amassing crazy adventures along the way. In the film, Rumi Missabu, will light a joint and pour the tea while ruminating about his encounters with everyone from Tina Turner to Jane Russell, Andy Warhol, Cindy Williams & more. RUMINATIONS will uncover the man James Bartlett underneath the artist Rumi Missabu, break down the fourth wall, and take the audience on the surreal adventure that is Rumi’s story. Join us as we ask, “Who is Rumi Missabu?” and solve a puzzle as dazzling as its main character.

RUMINATIONS will be coming to you soon.

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