JAMAL HODGE is a multi-award winning filmmaker and writer. Since May of 2016, Jamal Hodge's films have been an official selection in over 100 Film Festivals, and have won 40+awards including The Vanguard Award (Best of The Fest) at the Hip Hop Film Festival (2020), Best Director at the Chelsea Film Festival (2020) Best Director at Genre Blast (2020), Best Director at The Hip Hop Film Festival (2019), Best Short Film at The People’s Film Festival (2019), And the Audience Choice Award at the Blackstar Film Festival (2016). Also 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 Nick Cannon and Whoopi Goldberg.
As a writer, his screenplay 'Mourning Meal' won 5 awards (including best short screenplay at NYC Horror Film Festival 2018) and was featured as a finalist in 7 writing competitions. Jamal's horror poetry is featured in the historical all-black issue of Star*line Magazine and has been featured several times in SPACE AND TIME MAGAZINE, PENUMBRIC Speculative Fiction Magazine, and in the upcoming anthology CHIRAL MAD 5 alongside such greats as Linda Addison, Sharee Renee Thomas, & Jack Ketchum.
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 film making. 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.