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James W. Hawk - filmmaker

An Award-winning Connecticut Independent Filmmaker – Director / Author

- Award-winning filmmaker

- Film exhibited at an art exhibition in Rome, Italy

- Four films were semi-finalists at film festivals

- Films screened at 57 film festivals/venues around the world with 105 films as official selections

Film in distribution

- 150 credits on IMDb

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HawkMedia Studios film poster cavalcade:

My reel:

United States Veterans' Artists Alliance (USVAA):

A local television interviewv - part 1: 

A local television interview - part 2:

My Twitter:

My author (science fiction short stories) website:

My photographic artist website:




INDUSTRIALIZATION, an abstract animation film, is an audience choice finalist

GREAT NEWS!!! “INDUSTRIALIZATION – the rise and fall” just finished as an AUDIENCE CHOICE FINALIST in the Lift-Off Sessions at Pinewood Studios, in London, England. INDUSTRIALIZATION - the rise and fall - is a new James W. Hawk abstract animation short film that considers one long term possible outcome of industrialization. Here is the YouTube link: Please subscribe, like, comment and turn on notifications on YouTube. Thank you. Pl...


MISSING PERSON - redux – a James W. Hawk semi-finalist narrative short film, is LIVE NOW on YouTube HERE IS THE YOUTUBE LINK: MISSING PERSON - a narrative live-action short film, was a SEMI-FINALIST at the WACO FAMILY AND FAITH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and has been screened at 11 film festivals/venues on 3 continents. An IMDb user named  “carolvandenhende: “ put this comment on IMDb, “What a touching, heart-warming p...

WAR is an AWARD-WINNING animation film

WAR, one of my short animation films with voiceover by Annette George and Greg Nutcher, was just designated an AWARD-WINNING FILM by the SYDNEY AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL (SAFF) in Sydney, Australia. WAR is a heartbreaking anti-war film. OldMan Hawk Film link:  Here is the SAFF link:     ...

RATMA Film Festival in West Yorkshire, England interviews James W. Hawk - award-winning filmmaker and author

Spring is almost in the air, the pandemic could possibly be coming to an end soon, and a film festival in the U.K interviewed me about my filmmaking and writing. What's not to love about that? Gareth James, Marcus Gregg, and LJ, the managers of the RATMA film Festival in West Yorkshire, England, interviewed James W. Hawk, award-winning filmmaker and author via Zoom. The RATMA Film Festival is in its tenth year. The interview covers Hawk's filmmaking and writing background and experience...

“MOTHER EARTH – from the womb to the tomb” is an award-winning film.

“MOTHER EARTH – from the womb to the tomb,”  a  James W. Hawk short animation film, is an OldMan Hawk Film production in association with HawkMedia Studios. “MOTHER EARTH…” has just been honored by being selected as an AWARD-WINNING FILM by the LOGIHQ International Happiness Film Festival & Exhibition, liHfe-2021 in New Delhi, India. “MOTHER EARTH…” is another chapter of the epic and essential ALEPH TO TAW CHRONICLES and is ...

Official selections at THREE international animation film festivals.

I hope that all is well with you. It has been a fruitful couple of weeks at HawkMedia Studios. Two of our short animation films are official selections at THREE international film festivals. MOTHER EARTH – from the womb to the tomb – AN ANIMATION FILM is an official selection of the Warsaw Animation Film Festival in Warsaw, POLAND. PLUS AND MINUS CREATION – AN ANIMATION FILM is an official selection of the BUEIFF film festival in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA. PLUS AND MINUS CREA...

Recognized as a Connecticut Author

I have some wonderful news. I am proud to announce that I am now listed as a Connecticut author on the Connecticut Center for the Book organization’s website, having met their criteria. Here is the link to my listing: ...

CONFLUENCE is listed on U.S. Library of Congress website

I just received an email from the Library of Congress that one of my books, CONFLUENCE, has been listed on their website. Here is the link: You can also obtain a personal copy at the following websites: Paperback ebook CONFLUENCE "Lilith is a high-strung young woman that still lives at home and is st...

MISSING PERSON is a semi-finalist at a Waco Film Festival

MISSING PERSON was a semi-finalist at the Waco Family and Faith International Film Festival last year and they decided to screen it again this year. Thank you to the people at that film festival.  ...

Dr. Raymond Foery honors James W. Hawk

Dr. Raymond Foery, Professor Emeritus Quinnipiac University Film, Television, and Media Arts, recently honored James W. Hawk by saying that he is, “A truly imaginative filmmaker with a highly sophisticated sense of cinematic acuity.”  Dr. Foery has been a professor at Quinnipiac University for more than 30 years. He received his undergraduated degree at the University of Notre Dame, his advanced degrees where conferred by Columbia University. His book “The Last Masterpiec...

MISSING PERSON - a James W. Hawk film premieres

MISSING PERSON - a James W. Hawk short film has premiered on YouTube on  December 25 at 10 a.m. and will be available thereafter for those who miss the premiere. The link is  or search on YouTube for "Missing Person James W. Hawk". MISSING PERSON is the story of a boy and his single father resolving an important issue. It is a heartwarming upbeat story. MISSING PERSON was a semi-finalist at the Waco Family and Faith International ...

NEW James W. Hawk filmmaker Demo Reel

user I hope all is well for you.  I recently noticed that my demo reel was 6 years old so I decided it was time for a new one. The new one is a major improvement and it was good motivation for putting my latest projects in it. Here is the link to my new demo reel. Please check it out on YouTube and give it a like or a T Thank you Jim Hawk ...

PLUS AND MINUS CREATION is an Official Selection of the McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Festival

user I hope all is well for you.  My latest animation film, PLUS AND MINUS CREATION was recently made an Official Selection for the McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Festival. This film is a GREATLY condensed history of our universe from before the Big Bang to the end of our sun;s life. It can be viewed at  Thank you  Jim Hawk   ...


Free copy promotion for the second of my short stories that is available on Amazon. This is a different story from the one thatI was promoted last month. You can get a free copy today and tomorrow. There is no obligation for it, but I would appreciate a review. Thank you. Clyde Phillips, the producer and writer of the award winning T.V. series DEXTER has given my work the highest rating which is 5 stars. This promotion is for “FAILURE.” It is the story of Nate Ragere who seems to b...


I’m doing a FREE COPY promotion for one of my short stories , TO beta VANVERDEN AND BACK on Amazon. You can get a free copy per the schedule listed below. There is no obligation, but I would appreciate a review. Thank you.   Clyde Phillips, the producer and writer of the award winning T.V. series DEXTER has given my work the highest rating which is 5 stars.   This story is soft science fiction and there are no super heroes nor laser...

AND YET IT MOVES is an Official Selection at an Indian film festival

I hope all is well for you. I have some good news. A short animation film I made about Galileo called AND YET IT MOVES has just been selected as an Official Selection of the  CMS,INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (ICFF) in India. I will post this on Facebook and Twitter today or tomorrow. Would you please “like” and “share”? And promote it to your family and friends.   Here is the official theatrical movie trailer for AND YET IT MOVES. 26,000 views ...


We have had more films being screened at festivals. "MISSING PERSON" was a semi-finalist at the Waco Family and Faith Film Festival. "THE SATURN MISSION", "VERDICT", and "THE UNFORGIVEN" were Official Selections at the Lift Off at Pinewood Studios. "THE SATURN MISSION" and "PLUS AND MINUS CREATION" are Official Selections at the CT15 Film Festival. Its good stuff.   ...


  HawkMedia Studios has had a film screened at a Rome Italy art exhibition, has had 54 films screened by 25 film festivals throughout the world and has 120+ credits on IMDb. There will be a screening of six of HawkMedia Studio's short films at the Cheshire Library on Thursday August 29, 2019 at 6 pm*. There is no admission fee and this is an adult program due to some bad language. The films include: 1 - SHADOWS ON NEW SNOW AND WIND IN THE OLD OAK TREE – shown at Rome Italy art...

HawkMedia Studios Theatrical Movie Poster Cavalcade 2019 just released

The HawkMedia Studios Theatrical Movie Poster Cavalcade 2019 short film has just been released. Three new films were added and the accomplishments have been brought up to date. It includes Matt Milne's wonderful music. It's 3 minutes long and can be seen at: #jameswhawk       ...

Cheshire Magazine article about James W. Hawk

The Cheshire Magazine just ran a two page article about my film, writing and photography projects. The article is titled, A Visionary Artist: Films; Photos; Graphics; & Cosmic.You can check it out at:  Happy new year.  ...

James W. Hawk’s film exhibits at Rome, Italy Art Exhibition

James W. Hawk has been invited to have one of his short films be an exhibit at the Ospizio Giovani Artisti Art Exhibition in Rome, Italy. The exhibition will take place from December 20, 2018 and will run until January 3, 2019. The exhibition is by appointment only. Ospizio Giovani Artisti is located at via Cernaia 15, 00185 Rome, Italy across the street from the Ministry of Finance and the Economy. The exhibition is: La Collezione Invernale – Inaugurazione (in English, THE WINTER COLLECT...

James W. Hawk becomes associate of United States Veteran's Artists Alliance (USVAA)

James W. Hawk is excited and proud to announce that he has just become a colleague of the United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance (USVAA) in the categories of film, photography and literature. USVAA is located in Los Angeles at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro. USVAA is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary non-profit arts organization, founded in 2004 by military veterans and artists. USVAA provides opportunities for veterans in the arts. Here is the link to my colleague page:  http...

AND YET IT MOVES is a selection of the ROS Film Festival

AND YET IT MOVES, one of my animation short films has been selected to screen at the ROS Film Festival in Elche, Spain. AND YET IT MOVES is about independent thinkers and how their revolutionary thoughts are accepted or more accurately stated, not accepted. The film follows the adult life of Galileo who stated that the Sun, not the Earth was at the center of our solar system and who died under house arrest for espousing this “falsehood.” At the same time that Galileo proposed his hyp...


The FLY Film Festival is screening two of my films between 8/9 and 8/11/18. One is THE SATURN MISSION - a woman goes to Saturn to discover the truth. The other is FAILURE - future generations will remember me as the father of civilization. Here is the link to the FLY Film Festival: … ...

MESSAGE FROM UNIT 493 - a selection from A.T.H.O.I.A.'s Anthology just released

NEW! JUST RELEASED AND AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON. The latest installment of A.T.H.O.I.A.'s Anthology, the saga continues. MESSAGE FROM UNIT 493 is about a message that is delivered to us today that an android recorded one billion years earlier. "You have the right to know. After all it will affect you!" Here is the link to Amazon:  Here is the link to the author's website: ...


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About James W. Hawk - filmmaker

Hawk James W.
(HawkMedia Studios / HawkFilme / OldMan Hawk Film)

James "Jim" W. Hawk was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania. He is of German, Irish, Scottish and Native American (Seneca) decent. At the age of three, he was moved to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1972, he pursued a career in industrial sales and marketing with a Fortune 500 company which resulted in he and his family being relocate to Rochester, New York, South Bend, Indiana and finally, New Haven, Connecticut.

Jim's first independent film project was a two hour and four part documentary called The Old School Roadster on a Budget featuring Larry, a local car guy who built a Roadster in his garage. It was aired on television stations throughout Connecticut. The next project was a commercial for Doritos. The winner of the contest would have their entry shown during the Super Bowl. He didn't win, but he made an outstanding creative work nonetheless. Having these under his belt, he needed the next greater challenge...he wanted to make a short narrative film.

Jim wrote, produced and directed Alpha to Omega: Part 4 with limited resources, but plenty of ingenuity. He wanted to keep it simple so he developed a story line and screenplay featuring the last man on Earth. After lots of work and some luck finding resources, it all came together as his first narrative short film.

Since that time, he has produced, written and directed several short films, documentaries, music filmes commercials and industrial presentations. He has also worked for the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program for two years as an Associate Producer and Director of the "behind the scenes" film of the program for four years. He has been interviewed on television regarding the making of one of his short films. He has had several minor acting parts in independent films. He has taken filmmaking classes at Quinnipiac University. He has had his films shown at film festivals, on local television and at other public venues.

He is always either planning, producing or searching for his next greater challenge.

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