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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 46 film festivals/venues around the world with 90 films as official selections

Film in distribution

- 145+ credits on IMDb

My IMDb page:

My studio website:

My filmmaker website:

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:





The HawkMedia Studios Theatrical Film Poster Cavalcade is a video presentation of many of my theatrical film posters for my projects and includes performance data along with awards. Here is the Vimeo link for veiwing:     Please pass this on. I'm trying to make contact with a respected and established producer. Thank you, James W. Hawk   ...


Part 2 of 2: Ron Gagliardi host of "30 Minutes with Ron" interveiws James W. Hawk, an independent filmmaker & author is on IMDb at this link:  Please rate it.. That would be greatly appreciated. The interview can viewed on YouTube at this link:  Thank you ...


Ron Gagliardi, host of the TV series, "30 minutes with Ron"  inteviewed James W. Hawk, filmmaker and author, about his filmmaking and short story writing. It was a two part interview. Here is the link to part one: It is listed on IMDb at the link below. Please give it a rating. Thank you. Here is the IMDb link: ...


I just posted an experimental time-lapse film, WINTER SHADOWS ON NEW SNOW AND WIND IN THE OLD OAK TREE. It compresses 12 hrs into 3 min and uses special effects to enhance your viewing experience. It can be viewed on Metacafe at:   ...

HawkFilme Is A Semi-Finalist At An International Science-Fiction Film Festival

ALEPH TO TAW – abreger, a short film by James W. Hawk was a semi-finalist at The NanoCon International Science-Fiction Film Festival this year. Here is NanoCon’s description of their event: “This year, the NanoCon Mk. IV Science-Fiction Convention began on Friday, March 24, 2017 with The NanoCon International Science-Fiction Film Festival. The annual festival accepts submissions of short-subject, science-fiction films from all over the world. This year 95...

HawkFilme Is A Semi-Finalist At An International Science-Fiction Film Festival

ALEPH TO TAW – abreger, a short film by James W. Hawk was a semi-finalist at The NanoCon International Science-Fiction Film Festival this year. Here is NanoCon’s description of their event: “This year, the NanoCon Mk. IV Science-Fiction Convention began on Friday, March 24, 2017 with The NanoCon International Science-Fiction Film Festival. The annual festival accepts submissions of short-subject, science-fiction films from all over the world. This year 95...

Local Newspaper Chronicles Determination Of Filmmaker Hawk

The Cheshire Herald ran a two page story about the film making determination of a local independent filmmaker, James W. Hawk. An enlarged copy of that story which is easier to read than the reproduction below can be accessed with this link:  Link to the article: (   The writer and editor of The Cheshire Herald, John Rook did the article in ...

OldMan Hawk Film And HawkFilme Invited To Screen Four Films At Film Festival

  On Sunday February 19, 2017, the Film Forum On The Lake Festival will be screening four of OldMan Hawk Film and HawkFilme’s short films. The festival is located at The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake, 4888 North Broadway, Geneva, Ohio. The festival director, Carl Feather has stated that James W. Hawk’s work is exceptional and impressive. The festival program reads as follows: “James W. Hawk - a mini-festival. James W. Hawk grew up i...

251,000+ Views on MetaCafe

My channel on has more 251,000 views. Be sure to check it out with the following link! Thank you and enjoy. ...


My channel on has 74,000+ views for my films and trailers. My channel is "James W. Hawk". Check it out! ...

4,300+ Views on YouTube

My trailer for Eeny, Meeny, Miny, MOE... has more than 4,300 views. I would like to see that go as high as possible. Please watch our trailer at the link below and pass this around to your friends.                             Thank you for your support, Jim Hawk ...

4,000+ Views on YouTube

My Eeny, Meeny, Miny, MOE trailer has more than 4,000 views on YouTube which is wonderful to me, but I would like to see how high the count can go. I would appreciate it if you would go to the link below to watch it and raise the count. Please spread the word as well. Thank you.   ...

Filmmaker and Director John Michaels gives Testimonial for James W. Hawk

I met Filmmaker and Director John Michaels about a week ago and he gave me a testimonial for my work. Mr Michaels' testimonial states: "Jim is the most talented unknown I've ever met. His work is as close to perfect as it gets. Each frame is given so much thought that it is only a matter of time until we see his name on a commercial blockbuster.The biggest mistake you can make on your next project is by NOT hiring him." Here are Mr. Michaels film industry credits: ...

Theatrical Trailer for Ethan - director's cut is posted on

The theatrical trailer for  Ethan - director's cut has been posted on and can be viewed by going to the "Users Video" section which is located in the right hand column. ...

My DORITOS Superbowl Commercial Contest Entry

Here is the link to the commercial I submitted to the DORITOS Superbowl commercial contest. I would be pleased to have you take a look and rate it.   Here is the underlying rationale, if you care to read it: It is basically a silent movie with music. My personal project goals where, it had to be: -           Different -       &nb...

"Esquire" The power and control is just so...Intoxicating!

Production almost completed - we need your support.    Production is scheduled to be completed this Friday, October 25 with the filming of several establishing shots and the filming of a time-lapse sequence. Everything that has been done so far is pointing to an outstanding finished product. We are just short of one third of our Kickstarter goal with 14 days to go. We would appreciate any support you can give us to get us to our goal. If we don't reach our goa...

JAN HARLAN comments on my work.

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! Jan Harlan just gave me his approval for me to post his praise for my work on my websites. For those of you who might not be familiar with him, here are some of his film credits: Executive Producer: THE SHINING, FULL METAL JACKET, EYES WIDE SHUT, BARRY LYNDON, etc. (directed by Stanley Kubrick) Executive Producer: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (directed by Steven Spielberg). Director: STANLEY KUBRICK: A LIFE IN PICTURES, etc. Here are the links to my websites that contain his co...

Two Films are Official Selection for film festivals

We have two films that have been chosen as Official Selections for two different film festivals. "Going Home" has been selected to be screened at the Hoboken International Film Festival. "Ethan" has been selected to screen at the Hyart Film Festival. ...

There is only one direction to go…FORWARD!

I recently read (again) the Steven Spielberg biography by Joseph McBride. There is a passage in the book that always gets my attention. “Early in 1977, when Close Encounters was still months away from completion, George Lucas showed a rough cut of Star Wars (without John Williams’s rousing musical score) at his San Anselmo home, in northern California. The audience included executives of Twentieth Century-Fox; Gloria Katz and William Huyck, who worked on the script; and several of Lucas...


Two of my short filmes are being screened at the Brass City Film and Music Festival in Waterbury, Connecticut this weekend. “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, MOE…” is being shown during the Short Block on Friday, October 5 which starts at 6:00 PM. “Ethan” is being shown during the Short Block on Saturday, October 6 which starts at 6:00 PM. You can get more details at: Cast & crew details for Eeny, Meeny, Miny, MOE… can be seen on IMDb at:


“Our World Order” is re-cut in black and white  I recently re-cut one of my first films which is now entitled “Our World Order - redux”. The primary driving factor for re-cutting it was to make it black and white which I had started a long time ago, but was re-motivated as of late by “The Artist”. But as long as I was going to do the change to monochrome, I also cleaned up a few other things and before you know it was almost a new film. The story line is unchanged, but I...


The short documentary that I produced, wrote and directed, U.S. ROUTE 1 - ME" is on IMDb with a trailer. The short film consists of only picture and music. There is no dialogue. It covers the Maine coast from Kittery to the Schoodic Penninsula, which is north of Bar Harbor. The trailer can be viewed on IMDb at: This past weekend I was an actor in a short film being made at Quinnipiac University. I play the part of a janitor that is murdered a...


The theatrical trailer for ETHAN, a short film I recently completed, has been posted on Fest21. It can be viewed by going to the USER VIDEOS section of my profile page. This was a challenging project. The short film, ETHAN, is five minutes long. The challenge was to pull out a trailer without giving away the story. I think it came out good. The trailer is less than a minute long. Unfortunately the short film will not be available for viewing for a while due to the rules placed by many film f...

TRAILER for a new short filme, "ETHAN" now on IMDb

I just finished a trailer for my short filme, "ETHAN". Ethan is a little boy with a big problem. His father is the source of that problem. Ethan is wiser than his years and will bring that wisdom to bear in his attempted solution to the problem. See the short film, "Ethan" to see if father and son can reconcile their differences. This was not a simple project. The short filme is only five minutes long which does not provide a lot of material without giving away the fil...

Happy Holidays

There isn't much going on this time of the year. That is a good thing because it provides time to get existing projects finished or, at least, better organized. In addition, I'm working on two feature scripts and two short scripts. Have a happy holiday and may 2012 exceed your wildest expectations. Thank you for your support, Jim Hawk ...


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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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