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James W. Hawk

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...

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...

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...

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.  ...


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: ...

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. ...

"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...

ETHAN - the theatrical trailer

WISER THAN HIS YEARS Ethan is a little boy with a big problem. Ethan's father is the source of that problem. Watch the short filme, ETHAN, to see if father and son can reconcile their differences.


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...


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...