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A Connecticut (USA) Independant Filmmaker/Auteur
To view my reel: http://www.vimeo.com/26248213
My IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3277731/
My website: http://www.hawkmedia-studios.com/
My website: http://www.hawkfilme.com/
RE-CUT AN EARLIER FILM IN B&W and “GOING HOME” WENT TO THE LHFF
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 took out some footage, put in some new footage, I replaced some of the music with new music, eliminated some dialogue and of course made it black and white. The actors are not professionals, but given their level of experience, I think they did a remarkably fine job. As a result of all these changes, the film is much better than the previous versions. I am working on the theatrical trailer right now and will post it as soon as it is finished.
On July 1, “Going Home” was screened at the Litchfield Film Festival. I was a producer for this project and I was the media specialist. I thought the media specialist job would be fairly easy. It turned out to consume way more time than I could have imagined. All I did was to cut and paste the files from the P2 cards to a file on my laptop. I could not believe how time consuming that process was. And it wasn’t like I had to be there the whole time, but I was because this would not be a good time to lose data and not be aware of it. The bottom line is that I will not take on that job again. We will be working on a theatrical trailer for this project soon.
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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