Indie Legend Bob Hawk to First-Timers: 'Don’t Make Genre Films, Make Passionate Films'
Bob Hawk is the unsung hero of talented nobodies. You may not know his name, but you’ve undoubtedly seen a film that was plucked from obscurity by him over the last 40 years of independent film: Kevin Smith’s Clerks, Ed Burns’ The Brothers McMullen, McGehee and Siegel’s Suture and Kimberly Reed’s Prodigal Sons to name a few.
And what filmmaker doesn’t want to be discovered and set on the fast track to a directing career? Motivated by a genuine love for film, Bob Hawk is the champion that filmmakers dream about! Directors whose careers he has nurtured and launched came out to thank Bob in Film Hawk, the Sundance documentary about his life.
Bob Hawk sat down with No Film School at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to give us a little insight into what he’s learned after nearly four decades in the biz. Watch some of our conversation below!
I always am attracted to films that can resonate with people that are not "into" film.
Thank you, Bob!
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No Film School's video and editorial coverage of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival is sponsored by Blackmagic Design.