A storyteller since a wee child, Carolyn first began by convincing her parents that she really didn't do that ... whatever it was she was in trouble for. When a sibling decided he'd had enough of being on the wrong end of those stories, Carolyn began looking for other outlets to share her tales ... short stories and poems. Once she was old enough to go to the movies, she was mesmerized by the power of stories on the screen. But the wonderful world of filmmaking didn't open up to her until later, and she decided to tell her stories cinematically, first as a screenwriter, and then as a director and producer. And thus a filmmaker was born, and life is good
Name: Carolyn Hodge
Lives in: Grapevine, Texas
Company: Moondancer Entertainment
Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Film (Crime and Drama) Production Coordinator Bomb City is a crime-drama, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice. Based on the true story of Brian Deneke.
The Mink Catcher
Film (Short, Drama and History) Miscellaneous Crew The night of November 21, 1980: Two weeks after the country has elected a new president, the women of Dallas, Texas (along with the rest of the world), are waiting with baited breath for the reveal of JR Ewing's killer on the hit TV show Dallas. At a high society viewing party, however, Gossip columnist Judy Smith is waiting for something else: the arrival of Dallas's brand new first lady Pete Pangburn, rumored to make an appearance at the glamorous celebration. When Pete finally arrives and behaves not at all like the ethereal first lady everyone expected, Judy has to dig deep to unearth the gritty truths beneath the big hair, sparkling dress, and stunning mink coat. Written by Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann
Film (Drama, Family, Romance and Short) Writer/Director/Producer When a renowned artist's beloved wife disappears, he spirals down into a deep, dark depression and refuses to accept that she's gone permanently. Aiden Casey's life is perfect. He's a renowned artist with a beautiful wife and a very close relationship with his brother and the rest of his family. It all goes downhill when Beth disappears, throwing Aiden into a downward spiral of deep, dark depression. His art cast aside, all he can do is draw his wife's portrait... over and over again, trying to capture her on canvas and remembering the love he has lost. Written by Carolyn Hodge
Beyond the Farthest Star
Film (Drama and Family) Associate Producer A twist of fate brings the national spotlight to a forgotten Texas town, and a once famous preacher has an opportunity to regain his former glory or seize one last chance to restore his fractured family. Written by Andrew Librizzi
Adventures of Bailey: A Night in Cowtown
Film (Comedy and Family) Assistant Director Fresh from selling their company, the Baker family has moved into a posh new home. Bailey seems to be living the life and even has a crush on a pretty female dog, Trixie. But things get turned upside down when Felix, the adorable Pomeranian Trixie's family has been fostering, is suddenly snatched by a shady character named TC, who mistakes him for the big boss' dog. Bailey and his brother, Duke, must now find Felix and keep him from being part of an "exchange" in historic Cowtown. Truman and Abbi, the Baker's kids, help in the search efforts, teaming up with Trixie's owner, Marc, who just happens to be the cute guy Abbi has a crush on! Chaos ensues as they face a multitude of obstacles in trying to rescue the sweet doggie. Will Bailey and the gang save Felix? And will Bailey win the love of his sweetheart? Written by Steve Franke
When It's Your Time
Film (Comedy and Short) Director/Producer A good ol' boy just lives his life hanging out at a job he doesn't like and playing pinball, a game he loves, until one day a stranger enters his world, and everything changes.
Film (Drama, Family, Fantasy and Short) Assistant Director 'Stryngs' is a fantastical tale of life and death as seen through the eyes of Ambrosio the Great, an aging puppeteer! Ambrosio the Great is near death. His beautiful puppet show is ignored by the village children and his body aches more and more each day. In his fading moments on Earth, he tries to gather enough strength to create one last show no one will ever forget. Written by Anonymous
The Adventures of Little Miss Mischief
Film (Comedy, Family and Short) Writer/Director/Producer A 1950s era mother, who would rather be in the workplace outside the home instead of being a housewife, becomes exasperated easily on one particular day when a child's mischief seems out of control.
Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Producer A murdering swimming pool cleaning machine.
Film (Drama and Short) Unit Production Manager/Assistant Director As a killer targets the city's destitute, a homeless man is approached by a stranger whose offer may not be as generous as it seems.
Film (Drama, Family and Short) Assistant Director Reflecting on her own past, Elena Holt, a school counselor finds herself fighting to let the cries of her students be heard. When confronted in court, Elena struggles to convince a judge the importance of adding a multiracial box on school applications. Written by Sydney M. Madison
Film (Drama, Family and Short) Writer/Director/Producer The spirit of a courageous child's wish brings her family peace.
Film (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Production manager Devon Owens is a talented network engineer who has become obsessed with an extremely enigmatic piece of code buried deep within the data streams of the Internet. Devon has spent every waking free moment attempting to crack the code he has named 01. Through interaction with 01 Devon finds himself, learns what it truly means to be human, and discovers the horrifying truth about the future of mankind. Written by Grey Area FilmWorks
Film (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Producer The story of a County Sheriff's investigation of a Texas serial killer.
Film (Drama and Thriller) 2nd Assistant Director "Hold" is a tense, spare, and lean drama about a young couple's relationship in the aftermath of a violent home invasion. Boasting no musical score and filmed in claustrophobic closeups, it investigates the frailty of the hero complex by putting a microscope on American paranoia. Written by Revision Films production staff
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Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Assistant Director An unlikely friendship develops between two men, one an ex-rock star, the other a small town guy with cerebral palsy. Ex-rocker Jeremy has found the love of his life, but can't commit due to his three failed marriages. His friend, Bobby has never had sex or even kissed a girl. Written by Jana K. Arnold
Murder by Mistake
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Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Location management Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to what turns out to be an eminent scientist's home. When what he finds turns deadly, he is forced to call into question what is real and whether or not he has the courage to change not only his own fate, but everyone else's along with it. To uncover the mystery he must navigate a fractured reality before it's too late. Written by Anonymous
Long Journey Home
Film (Drama and Short) Assistant Director Disillusioned with the family business, a young man is seduced by life's pleasures only to find the costs far greater than he realized. Thus begins the LONG JOURNEY HOME, a story about a father's unconditional love for his son and a son's quest for forgiveness. Written by Anonymous
Portrait of an American Family
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Assistant Director This feature is a dark drama about the destruction of the American family through the greed of the me-first society in which we live. At first glance, the Petersons are the perfect family: one son is at the top of his class, another is a respected police officer, their sister with musical ambitions that are just taking flight, and even the father, a hard working lab technician. However, a deeper look finds that there is discord throughout as tensions, misfortune and distrust begin to tear them apart. With questionable intentions, one son devises a scheme for a quick payday at his brother's 'consenting' expense. Things go horribly awry when the unfortunate ramifications of their actions lead directly back to the family - in a far-reaching domino-effect that they could never have imagined. Written by Philip Ilami, manager/publicist
Film (Drama) Production Coordinator The Imposter deals with the lifestyle and subsequent breakdown of a Christian Rock singer to be played by Kevin Max. As much as an inside look into the Christian music industry, The Imposter is also a story of redemption and self-discovery. Written by Serendipitous Films
Stephen F Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX)