Movies

It Had Wings

A widow, alone at home, sees something heavenly and wounded fall into her backyard. The old woman, coffee mug in hand, naturally tries to help. In this redemptive tale, written and narrated by Allan Gurganus, the ordinary goes briefly mythic. Kindness becomes what might save us yet.
(2016)

Produced & Directed by Jim Haverkamp & Ellen Hemphill
Executive Producers
Jane Holding & Allan Gurganus
Based on a short story by
Allan Gurganus
Cinematography by
Alex Maness
Production Design by
Jan Chambers
Score by
Allison Leyton-Brown
Edited by
Jim Haverkamp & Ellen Hemphill
Featuring
Jane Holding, Burr Johnson, Allan Gurganus, Jeffrey Meanza, Jan Chambers


Awards

Best Overall Short Film, Best Actress, Artlightenment Art and Film Festival Nashville, TN
Best Original Film, ConCarolinas Short Film Festival Charlotte, NC
Best Narrative Short and Best Made in NC award, Longleaf Film Festival Raleigh, NC
Best Original Score, Wild Rose Int. Film Festival Des Moines, IA


Screenings
Antimatter (Art/Media) Festival Victoria, BC, Cananda
Artlightenment Art and Film Festival Nashville, TN
Asheville Film Festival Asheville, NC
Athens International Film and Video Festival Athens, OH
Big Muddy Film Festival Carbondale, IL
BLOW-UP International Film Fest Chicago, IL
Carrboro Film Festival, Carrboro, NC
ConCarolinas Short Film Festival Charlotte, NC
Cucalorus Film Festival Wilmington, NC
Durango Film Festival Durango, CO
DC Independent Film Festival Washington, DC
Flying Frame Film Festival Golconda, IL
Imaginarium Convention Louisville, KY
Longleaf Film Festival Raleigh, NC
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival Minneapolis, MN
Muscatine Independent Film Festival, Muscatine, IA
Rochester International Film Festival Rochester, NY
Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival Cary, NC
South Carolina Underground Film Festival, Charleston, SC
Third Eye Film Festival, New York, NY

Weird Film at the Winery Berkeley, CA
Wild Rose Int. Film Festival Des Moines, IA
Y’allywood Film Festival Atlanta, GA

When Walt Whitman was a Little Girl

Based on a prose poem by M.C. Biegner, When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl tells the startling, unuttered truth about America's good gray poet. Starting out as an ordinary nine year old girl, Walt is soon catapulted into the world with her senses ablaze. The film mixes drama, dance, puppetry, and oddball humor to portray the world through the eyes of a 'sensitive kid.'
(2012)

Adapted, Directed & Edited by Jim Haverkamp
Director of Photography: Alex Maness
Based on a prose poem by M.C. Biegner
Featuring Natalie Braun, Don Henderson Baker, Brad Boll, Patrick Braun, Lormarev Jones, Gina Kohler, Tom Marriott, Carl Martin, James Morrow, Venson Mathews, Jay O'Berski, Dan Partridge, Chris Vitiello
Music by Actual Persons Living or Dead, Anders Parker, Brian Weeks


Awards
Jury's Choice (1st place), Black Maria Film Festival (touring)
Best in Festival, Magnolia Film Festival Starkville, MS
Best Experimental/Animation, West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival Morgantown, WV
Right Stuff award (Best in festival), South Texas Underground Film Festival Corpus Christi, TX
Most Creative Storytelling, Carrboro Film Festival Carrboro, NC
Honorable Mention, Short Narrative, Athens International Film Festival


Publications
The Journal of Short Film Volume 29, The Ohio State University
TriQuarterly #144, Northwestern University
Moving Poems

Screenings
Antimatter Art/Film Festival, Vancouver, BC
Artsfest, Harrisburg, PA
Athens International Film Festival, Athens, OH
Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
Black Maria Film Festival (Nationwide tour)
Carrboro Film Festival, Carrboro, NC
Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC
Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX
Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, NM
Indie Grits Film Festival, Columbia, SC
Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, TN
Landlocked Film Festival, Iowa City, IA
Light Factory Filmmakers' Showcase, Charlotte, NC
London Underground Film Festival, London, England, UK
Long Island Film Festival, Bay Shore, NY
Magnolia Film Festival, Starkville, MS
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI
MIX NYC, New York, NY
Oakland Underground Film Festival, Oakland, CA
Portland Underground Film Festival, Portland, OR
RxSM (Self-Medicated Film Festival), Austin, TX
Screendance ADF Film Festival, Durham, NC
South Alabama Film Festival, Mobile, AL
South Texas Underground Film Festival, Corpus Christi, TX
SouthSide Film Festival, Bethlehem, PA
Tupelo Film Festival, Tupelo, MS
Twin Rivers Media Festival, Asheville, NC
Visible Verse Festival, Vancouver, BC
West Virginia Moutaineer Short Film Festival, Huntington, WV

Anatomy of a Linocut by Bill Fick

Printmaker Bill Fick demonstrates his linoleum print process from beginning to end.
(2011)

Video + edit by Jim Haverkamp

Willow Garden

In 1740s Northern Ireland, a young man becomes ensnared in a deadly love triangle and must decide whether to follow his heart or his father's twisted advice. Shot in an expressionistic, film noir style, Willow Garden reveals the unknown backstory to one of America's strangest murder ballads.
(2007)

Directed by Don Henderson Baker & Jim Haverkamp
Written by
Don Henderson Baker
Director of Photography: Steve Daniels
Edited by
Jim Haverkamp and Bear Baker
Featuring Brian Prince, Elizabeth Roberts, and Jon Stafford

Awards
Best Short Film, Appalachian Film Festival Huntington, WV
Best Short Drama, Tupelo Film Festival Tupelo, MS

Hot Dog Man: A Case Study

One day, a statue of a giant hot dog appeared in Durham, North Carolina. Now all everybody wants to do is talk about it.
(2003)

Directed and Edited by Jim Haverkamp & Joyce Ventimiglia

Armor of God

North Carolina noise musician Scotty Irving plays homemade instruments inspired by Biblical verse, bangs the ground with hammers, and generally cranks it up for the Lord. This documentary portrait examines his motivations for climbing out so far on musical and theological limbs.
(2001)

Directed by Jim Haverkamp & Brett Ingram
Featuring Scotty Irving

Awards

Best Documentary, Red Bank International Film Festival, Red Bank, NJ
Best Documentary, MicroCineFest, Baltimore, MD
Best Documentary, Coney Island Short Film Festival, New York, NY
Jurors' Citation, Black Maria Film & Video Festival (touring)
Grand Prize, Hi Mom! Film Festival, Chapel Hill, NC
Best Short, Asheville Film Festival, Asheville, NC
Best in Show, Free Times Film Crawl, Columbia, SC
Special Jurors' Award for Cinematography, Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival Iowa City, IA

Last Pack

A paranoid tale that proves once and for all that quitters never win.
(2001)

Story by Paul Cardillo and Jim Haverkamp
Film + edit by Jim Haverkamp

Courtesy Call

A free agent for decency tries to reach out and touch someone–usually, someone who doesn't like to be touched.
(1997)

Film + edit by Jim Haverkamp
Sound recording by Joyce Ventimiglia
Lighting by Alex Maness
Featuring Stuart Hoyle, Jeff Rhodes, Jenny Silverstein, Lena Izzo