Brent Hodge

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Brent Hodge
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Born (1985-07-09) July 9, 1985 (age 29)
Saint Albert, Alberta, Canada
Occupation Film Maker
Years active 2008–present

Brent Hodge (born July 9, 1985) is a Vancouver-based Canadian-New Zealander filmmaker and entrepreneur. He has been nominated for two Leo Awards for his documentary movies Winning America and What Happens Next?,[1][2] and was nominated for a Shorty Award under the "director" category in 2014. Hodge also won a Canadian Screen Award in 2014 for directing The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions with Grant Lawrence.[3] He's also filmed documentaries about Kathryn Calder[4] and cockfighting.[5]

His latest documentary movie is called A Brony Tale. It delves into the world of the teenage and adult fans of the television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (called bronies) through the eyes of musician and voice actress Ashleigh Ball on her trip to the 2012 BronyCon.[6]

He has also done corporate work for Time Magazine,[7] CBC Music,[8] Tourism Alberta, National Film Board of Canada (for the movie Hue: A Matter of Colour),[9] as well as technology startups Uber, Hootsuite and Steve Russell's analytics startup Prism Skylabs.

In 2014 Hodge was named one of BC Business's Top 30 under 30 for his work as CEO of Hodgee Films.[10]

Early life[edit]

Hodge grew up in the town of Saint Albert, Alberta, but moved to Victoria, British Columbia at the age of 12. He was first exposed to filmmaking in his entrepreneur class at Mount Douglas Secondary School. After high school he attended University of Victoria for a year before completing a degree in commerce at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Upon completing his degree he returned to Canada, attending School Creative in Vancouver. Hodge holds dual citizenship in both New Zealand and Canada.[11]


Year Film Notes
2008 Paradise Lost Actor
2008 Smallville Actor
2009 Rampage Actor
2011 The Cockumentary director/producer/subject
2011 Winning America director/producer; Nominated for a Leo Award for Best Documentary in 2012
2012 What Happens Next? director/producer; Nominated for a Leo Award for Best Documentary in 2013
2013 A Matter of Time director; documentary about indie musician Kathryn Calder
2013 The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions with Grant Lawrence Won a Canadian Screen Award in 2014
2013 Hue: A Matter of Colour camera operator
2014 A Brony Tale director/writer/producer; Premiere at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, won Best Documentary at the Las Vegas Film Festival and holds a 100% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes
2014 Violent executive producer; Screenings at the Cannes Film Festival, the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and the Vancouver International Film Festival
2015 I Am Chris Farley director; in production


  1. ^ "2012 Documentary Award Nominees by Name". Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  2. ^ "2013 Documentary Award Nominees by Name". Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ "2014 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS Digital Media Nominations". Canadian Screen Awards. 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Film to tell singer's life story". Times Colonist. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  5. ^ "The Cockumentary". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  6. ^ "Our Enduring Fascination With Bronies Continues With Yet Another Documentary". Wired Magazine. 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  7. ^ "Cult Music Writer Takes On SXSW". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  8. ^ "CBC Music Presents: The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions". CBC Music. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  9. ^ "Hue: A Matter of Colour (2013)". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  10. ^ "BC Business 30 Under 30 Winners 2014". BC Business. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  11. ^ "A whale of a documentary". Times Colonist. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 

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