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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.
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...
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...
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,
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:
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 ...
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.
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:
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:
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...
About James W. Hawk - filmmaker
Hawk James W.
(HawkMedia Studios and HawkFilme)
James "Jim" W. Hawk was born on March 22, 1945 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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