An abstract animation that simply deals with the animation of opposites; circles vs triangles, red vs cyan, 3 vs 10, black vs white, in and out, clockwise and counter clockwise, and hectic vs peaceful. While all of the time it TURNs TURNs TURNs.

  • James W. Hawk
  • Alexander Nakarada
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    animation, pure animation
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Lift-Off Filmmakers Session
    Pinewood Studios
    United Kingdom
    Audience choice finalist
Director Biography - James W. Hawk

Bio of James W. Hawk
Award-winning filmmaker, published author and photographic artist


Two-time Award-winning filmmaker

- Film exhibited at an art exhibition in Rome, Italy

- Four films were semi-finalists at film festivals

- Films screened at 56 film festivals/venues around the world with 104 films as official selections

- Film in distribution

- 150+ credits on IMDb

James W. Hawk was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, and grew up in East Cleveland, Ohio. He is of German, Irish, Scottish, and Native American (Seneca) descent. He attended Ohio University in Architecture and completed his higher education at Cleveland State University as a Mechanical Engineer. He pursued a career in industrial sales and marketing with a Fortune 500 company, which resulted in relocations to Rochester, New York, South Bend, Indiana, and New Haven, Connecticut.

Hawk’s first independent film project was a two-hour cinema verite called Old School Roadster, which aired on Connecticut television.

Jan Harlan (executive producer for Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg) viewed Hawk’s work and gave it high marks. F. Miguel Valenti saw Hawk’s work and assessed it as better than much of what is released these days. Dr. Raymond Foery (Professor Emeritus Quinnipiac University Film, Television, and Media Arts) said of Hawk, "A truly imaginative filmmaker with a highly sophisticated sense of cinematic acuity. Jim has been remarkably active, in various genres. As a director of narrative fiction, he has shown a sure hand with actors and a sophisticated appreciation of mise-en-scene. As a creator of animated visual motifs, Jim has displayed a mastery of the latest techniques and a sophisticated sense of composition complemented by a rich appreciation of theatrical style. Each of his projects also reveals the mind of an artist grappling with the eternal philosophical dilemmas of our existence on this planet – as well as some speculation about those other planets out there. In short, Jim’s work forces us to think as well as to look."

One of Hawk’s films was an exhibit at a Rome Italy art exhibition recently. Two of his animation films are award-winners. Four of his movies were semi-finalists at film festivals. One of Hawk’s films was recently awarded semi-finalist at a science fiction film festival out of a thousand entries. He has had films screened at 56 film festivals/venues around the world, with 104 films being official selections. He has had his films shown on local television.

Hawk wrote, produced, and directed his first scripted short film, Alpha to Omega: Part 4, with limited resources and plenty of ingenuity. Since that time, he has produced, written, and directed many narrative short films, documentaries, music videos, animation films, experimental films, time-lapse films, and industrial presentations.

Hawk has also worked for the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program for three years as an Associate Producer and Director of the “behind the scenes” film of their short film project. He has been interviewed several times on television regarding the making of some of his short films. His work appears on IMDb, where he is one of the top lifetime contributors. He is a colleague of the USVAA (United States Veteran’s Artist Alliance. He also serves on the board of directors of MOCCAI and the advisory committee of CARTMICA.

He continues to make short films and has added “published author” to his resume. He recently published the first short story of his ATHOIA Anthology, which is titled TO beta-VANVERDEN AND BACK on Amazon Kindle. Clyde Phillips, a writer, and producer for the award-winning television series, DEXTER, gave VANVERDEN a 5-star rating.

Jim is also a photographic artist with his work appearing on Fine Art America.com.

Here is his HawkMedia Studios website: http://www.hawkmedia-studios.com/
Here is his HawkFilme website: http://www.hawkfilme.com/
Here is his Aleph to Taw website: http://www.alephtotaw.com/

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Director Statement

When I make a film, I do it with the highest level of professionalism and in pursuit of fanatical quality because I owe that to everyone who has worked on that project. People work on my projects because they know it will get done, and it will be listed on IMDb. People work with me because I respect them and their creative contribution. People work with me because they know how serious and determined I am.
I want to get our project recognized by a wider audience as a tribute to all of our hard labor. As such I would appreciate it very much if you would select our movie to be shown at your incredible and important film festival.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you for your support,
James W. Hawk