Dennis Melton Hodges

Dennis Melton Hodges

Assistant director, boom operator and director in Hollywood, California

About Dennis

On the morning of September 17th, 1987 at 6:00 AM in Vallejo, California, a filmmaker
was born. Dennis Melton Hodges was a healthy seven pound baby boy. As an only child
growing up, Dennis was blessed with a witty and outgoing personality to the point where
his father, Dennis Howard Hodges, and mother Rose Walton knew he was destined to
entertain. His parents instilled in him at an early age that failure was not an option in life
and to always follow his dreams, whatever they may be. They also instilled in him that
education was the key to success and that should always come first. As the years went
by, Dennis matured into a man who now stands a healthy 6’4 inches tall with that same
wittiness and outgoing personality that drives him to want to entertain audiences around
the world with his films. Dennis’ dreams of becoming a director started at the age of
fourteen. Coming from a religious background, he would frequently direct church plays,
and subsequently go on to be the assistant director of high school plays. Following high
school, he attended California State University, Northridge where he received his
Bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Television Arts. Dennis’ career in the entertainment
industry began when he interned at the internet and television celebrity gossip
phenomenon known as TMZ. His drive and intense state of mind to succeed granted
him a job at TMZ as a Production Assistant. While at TMZ, Dennis worked as hard as he
could while networking with his peers. His outgoing and hardworking personality not
only gave him job security within the company, but also propelled him to be a daily
personality on the Television show. A last, his parent’s vision of him entertaining
audiences around the world had come to fruition. After 3 years of working at TMZ,
Dennis’ directing itch began creeping back. He decided to leave the company in
pursuant of a Master’s Degree in filmmaking and now currently attends the New York
Film Academy in Los Angeles. He has worked on countless sets, and directed two short
films along with a couple spec commercials.


Name: Dennis Melton Hodges

Lives in: Hollywood, California

Occupation: Assistant Director, Boom Operator, Director, Production Assistant and Sound Mixer

Credits

  • Southern Hospitality

    Southern Hospitality (2013)
    Film (short) by A Menace Named Dennis Productions Director

  • A Daughter's Dilemma

    A Daughter's Dilemma (2013)
    Film (short) by A Menace Named Dennis Productions Director, Writer, Producer

Awards

  • Best Short FIlms competition award of Merit
    (2012)

Education

  • California State University-Northridge (Northridge, CA)
    (2005-2009)

  • New York Film Academy, Universal Studios (Hollywood, CA)
    (2011-2013)

Desert Island Movies

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