Music videos

Kamara Thomas - Good Luck America

"Released on Election Day, 'Good Luck America' is an unexpectedly moving song that looks for transcendence in the discarded refuse of the American Dream. Over six minutes and change, the song and it’s evocative video build from conflict to uplift to a final question mark. It’s the rare track that’s almost more an experience than a song, and it’s one you’ll definitely want to engage."
-Nathan Leigh, afropunk.com

(2018)

Directed by
Kamara Thomas
Videography & Editing by
Jim Haverkamp

Music written and produced by
Kamara Thomas
Engineer:
Chris Boerner
Electric Guitar: Nathan Golub & Kamara Thomas
Bass:
Tim Shearer
Pedal Steel:
Gordon Hartin
Drums:
Steve Anderson
GoddessVox:
Sarah Dawson, Katie DeConto, Skylar Gudasz, Rissi Palmer, Molly Sarlé, Tamisha Waden

Screenings
Hayti Heritage Film Festival, Durham, NC

The Bipeds - Dressful of Dreams

Music, dance, and psychedelic 78 rpm loops mesh with the overripe southern landscape in this hallucinatory video for Durham’s dance and banjo conglomerate, The Bipeds.
(2018)

Written & Choreographed by
Stacy Wolfson and Curtis Eller

Directed & Edited by
Jim Haverkamp

Videography by
Jim Haverkamp & Alex Maness

Curtis Eller : banjo & lead vocal
Stacy Wolfson: harmony vocal
Jack Fleishman : drums & bass VI
Joseph Dejarnette : bass & psychedelic 78 loops
Recorded & Produced by J
oseph Dejarnette at Studio 808A


Screenings
Longleaf Film Festival, Raleigh, NC
EnCore Dance on Film Festival, Decatur, GA & Fort Worth, TX

Kamara Thomas – Oh Gallows

A theatre-film presentation of the song "Oh Gallows" from the upcoming Tularosa album by Kamara Thomas.
(2016)

Director:
Kamara Thomas
Videographer/Editor: Jim Haverkamp
Choreography:
Nicola Bullock
Producer-Artist Mirror:
Denise Padilla de Font
Costumes:
Ann Thaden, Denise Padilla de Font
Music:
Kamara Thomas & Gordon Hartin
Engineer:
Matt Mitchell
Chorus:
Sarah Dawson, Austin Dixon, Jessica Pagan, Meg Stein, Dale Wolf
Photography:
Leilani Himmelstein, Matt Shallenberger
Props:
Cherokee Moon Hartin

Anders Parker – Unspoken

A glimpse of life on the road with Anders Parker and friends, from the album "There's a Blue Bird in My Heart." Filmed at the historic Highlander Motel, Arlington, Virginia.
(2015)

Music by Anders Parker
Video + edit by Jim Haverkamp

The Never – Raincloud

A disquieting musical fairy tale, nestled firmly in the surreal art world of printmaker Bill Fick. Originally created to accompany a live performance by Durham, NC band The Never.
(2009)

Music by The Never
Video + edit by Jim Haverkamp
Featuring
Dan Partridge, Lionel Mouse, Katja Hill, Sean Murphy

Award
Grand Prize, HearNC Music Video Festival, Chapel Hill, NC

Mr. Quintron + D-Town Brass

In the shadow of Moog Fest, at the break of dawn, Quintron brought the Weather Warlock. D-Town Brass provided two-fisted backup.
(5/22/2016)

Taped and edited by Jim Haverkamp and Joyce Ventimiglia

Ed Gray – Power of Christ

From Ed Gray's "Campfire Songs of Dr. Moreau" cassette release. Shot in a rose garden in a new town.
(1997)

Video + edit by Jim Haverkamp