Bob Hawk Discusses Making a Living in Independent Filmmaking, Programming Advice, and More

Behind many of our favorite independent films and the subsequent careers of their directors is the legendary Bob Hawk. Perhaps known to passionate followers of Kevin Smith as the man that discovered Clerks one morning in the basement of the Angelika Film Center, he used his connections to launch the director’s career. Hawk spread the word about the black-and-white, quick-witted Jersey shore comedy shot in a convenience store after hours.

We caught up with Hawk right after his biographical documentary, Film Hawk, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Check out the full conversation below.

The Film Stage: You’re a figure I’ve known about for years – Kevin Smith always credits you for starting his career. How did you get roped in to doing a documentary about yourself?

Bob Hawk: Well, I am known. I mean I have been on the scene for over 30 years in independent film.
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