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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

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Theatrical Screening of three short films that we have recently produced

We have arranged a free screening of three short films that we have recently produced and we would be pleased to have you see them. They will be shown on the big screen at the Strand Theater in Seymour, Connecticut, USA on Friday November 4 at 9:30 pm. These films have a combined running time of about an hour. Please RSVP at this link so that we can get a sense of the anticipated attendance size:

Recent Film Festival Entries

On October 15, 2011 two of my short films were screened at the Silk City Filck Fest in Hartford, Connecticut. The first one  was "Ethan". It is a story about a young boy who is wiser than his years and how he solves a personal problem. The second one was "Eeny, Meeny, Miny, MOE...". It is the story of a cop who is dealing with a crumbling marriage. Both of these project lingered on in post production for the lack of a sound editor. Then all of a sudden two ...

Guest on the set of THE WEDDING

I was a guest on the set of The Wedding yesterday which is shooting in Connecticut. It stars Robert De Niro, Robin Williams and Amanda Seyfried to mention just a few of the great cast. Some of the people that were there included Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes and, of course, Justin Zackham, the writer and director.It was a beautiful day which is worthy of mention due to all the hot and rainy days we've had lately. The house used for the set was fantastic. There are people that actu...


Somehow my demo reel got erased. So I am posting this message to give out the new link to my demo reel. It is: I'm part Seneca Indian and I just found out that they might grant formal membership with a valid DNA report. I'm looking into that now. ...


GOING HOME is in post production and is in picture edit right now. I am shooting a behind the scenes documentary for the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program. The plan is to submit this to film festivals. I am working on a demo reel for a local actor. ETHAN and Eeny, Meeny Miny, MOE are going through sound editing.  ...

GOING HOME is starting production on May 23, 2011. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

We have assembled a cast and crew of over 50. All of them are experienced in their own field. Our director has over 20 years of experience. We have crew that have worked on Hollywood movies that were made locally. We have actors who have been in movies with A-listers. This is going to be a great film. We plan on submitting it to Sundance. This is an exciting project. We need your support. You can help us and be part of this project. Please donate whatever you can by going to the followin...


We are in preproduction for a new short film entitled "Going Home". Below (click on ANNOUNCING above) you will find a summary overview of the project. We are requesting support in the form of donations. Your  donation can be made at the following link:                                          GOING HOME...

Revised Demo Reel for James W. Hawk - filmmaker

I just revised (and of course, improved) my filmmaker demo reel. I added some dialogue to several of the individual projects in order to better convey its emotional content. I changed some of the footage to give a more complete sense of the project. And I added voice-over for each individual project so that you can get a feel for my perspective concerning each of them.  My demo reel can be seen at: Thank you, Jim Hawk ...


My demo reel can be viewed at:  The IMDb trailer for "Aleph to Taw: Part 4" can be viewed at:  Some of my short films can be viewed at:  My recent films have been password protected as they are rough cuts and many film festivals will not accept films that have been publically shown on the internet. You can get a glimpse of the new ones by watching...


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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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