JAMAL HODGE is a multi-award-winning filmmaker and writer who is a sitting Board Member of Harlem Film House and Axs Lab. Since May of 2016, Jamal Hodge's films have been an official selection in over 100 Film Festivals, and have won over 50 awards including The Vanguard Award (Best of The Fest) at the Hip Hop Film Festival (2020), Best Director at The Chelsea Film Festival (2020) and Best Director at GenreBlast (2020), In 2018 he directed the first season of Investigation Discovery Channel's Primal Instinct' and came on as a Producer on the Animated feature film 'Pierre The Pigeon Hawk' (starring Will.I,.Am, Jennifer Hudson, and Whoopi Goldberg) raising half a million dollars of investment. He is currently co-directing/producing a PBS docu-series called Southern Storytellers (2022) with Peabody-winning producer/director Craig Renaud.
As a writer, Hodge is an active member of The Horror Writer's Association and The SFPA, being nominated for a 2021 Rhysling Award for his Poem 'Fermi's Spaceship', While his poem 'The Silence of God' placed in the 2021 Horror Writer Association Showcase. His screenplay 'Mourning Meal' won 5 awards (including best short screenplay at NYC Horror Film Festival 2018) while his poetry is featured in the historical all-black issue of Star*line Magazine (issue 43.4) and has been featured in SPACE AND TIME Magazine, PENUMBRIC Speculative Fiction Magazine, and in the CHIRAL MAD 5 anthology alongside such greats as Linda Addison, Sharee Renee Thomas, & Josh Malerman
Motivated by his accomplishments, Hodge has blossomed to take his talents to the next level. Jamal's tone of work, or what he calls, "Inspirational Darkness", can be described as a melding of genres. The Psychological Horror, Thriller, and Inspirational genres are Jamal's usual forte of filmmaking. His mission is to add value to people’s lives through his unique brand of cinema. He’s excited to continue to grow outstanding partnerships to create memorable and impactful cinematic experiences for audiences across the world.