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Joe originally trained as a camera assistant with the BBC on several television productions, after which he became a camera operator and editor for a high-end wedding film company, Clark & Palmer Wedding Films. Before leaving the UK, he set up his own freelance film business, working with British companies such as Bulb Studios, Jaguar Land Rover and Waitrose. He also filmed, edited and directed a documentary about the Battle of Britain for the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fighters Association, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This film has been released in six museums across Britain, and accepted by the British Film Institute. Most recently Joe worked on a feature length Documentary in Minnesota featuring Artist Jeffrey T. Larson. The film was accepted into the Catalyst Film Festival and won best Minnesota Film.
While filming, Joe focuses on capturing the passion and character of his clients, whether they're international car manufacturers and food production corporations, or local artists and musicians.
Joe currently lives in Leicester, England.
Working with a Joe Hawkins has been an incredible experience. Not only have I been able to see someone so methodical and technically skilled film maker fully dive into a project with immense enthusiasm that infected everyone around him, I’ve got to know a true and loving man that I can call a friend. - HENRIK ULDALEN
I worked with Joe on creating a short film about my life as an artist in the United Arab Emirates. After meeting Joe while on a trip to the UK and seeing his other videos working with artists I was immediately taken to the cinematic quality in his work and I knew there was nobody else I wanted to be involved with this project. Joe's eye for catching the right light and atmosphere and his patience to get the right shot is fantastic. He often went above and beyond expectation to get the right angles for the film, at one stage he was scaling steep mountains in mid day desert heat with full gear, not for the faint hearted.
The final video arrived on time, needed no edits and exceeded expectations.
I'll definitely work with Joe on future projects and recommend him to anyone looking for a high finish professional shot film. - MATT RYDER
Joe is very professional. We've worked together on a number of projects now. He brings all of his own camera stuff and has trained the guys we have here to use more equipment too. We will continue to use Joe for all of our videos, he is excellent! - ROSEMARY BRUSHES