Departed Harvest

Driven to a crumbling paradise
an angry young Navajo guitarist
and a teacher must prevent
a bloody police state
from destroying them...

  • JoDa Hodge
    Director
    The Eagles
  • JoDa Hodge
    Writer
  • JoDa Hodge
    Producer
  • James Hoepelman
    Key Cast
  • Phoebe Mar Halkowich
    Key Cast
  • Leland Prater
    Key Cast
  • Derrick Dee
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Crime Drama, Psychedelic
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    12,666 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 2011 Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition

    Grand Prize
  • 2011 American International Screenplay Competition

    First Place
Director Biography - JoDa Hodge

JoDa Hodge, a writer, producer, adventurer and rising social media guru, was born on the Bean Hollow Vermont hippie commune to a VW Bug-driving carpenter and a Jersey school teacher. Over Packer Mountain loomed an abandoned military base—commandeered by the Hells Angels.

With degrees in English, Psychology and Communications, JoDa was homeless, working as a WCAX-TV News cameraman, sleeping on the shores of Lake Champlain.

JoDa then bought a Harley with a credit card from the Hardwick funeral home director... eventually riding solo x-country from Beatnik San Francisco back to Vermont. From this near-death trip, JoDa penned his first Harley travel novel, Freedom Road.

Tragedies inspired JoDa to pen eight novels and the multi-award-winning film and television franchise, Departed Harvest—The World's First Solar-powered Hippie Crime Drama.

Departed Harvest won the 2011 American International Screenplay Competition and the 2011 Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition.

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"Art Saves Lives."