Departed Harvest welcomes aboard filmmaker Spencer MacDonald
Cinematographer & Editor for:
Holly Madison (Model – TV Star)
Tiffany Toth (Playmate)
Claire Sinclair (Playboy Playmate of the Year)
Masha Lund (FHM 100 Sexiest Women)
Claudia Jordan (FHM Magazine)
Nikki Leigh (Playmate)
Jessica Hinton (Playmate)
Shelby Chesnes (Playmate)
Christi Shake (Playmate)
Lindsay Love (Playmate)
Hiromi Oshima (Playmate)
Veronica LaVery (Playmate)
Irina Voronina (Playmate)
Vivian Kindel (Maxim Model)
Jasmin Dustin (Doheny Models)
Sophie Turner (Zoo Magazine Model)
Kea Ho (Model – Hawaiian Princess)
Lexi Boo (Model)
Emily Sears (Model)
Yancey Taylor (Model)
JoDa Hodge was born on Vermont’s Bean Hollow Commune in the shadow of the abandoned Concord Air Force Base to a teacher and a carpenter. This off-the-grid community inspired Departed Harvest.
JoDa quit his job as a cameraman and producer for WCAX-TV News in Burlington, Vermont, bought a Harley from a funeral home director and headed to San Francisco to track down the Beatnik ghosts.
After riding solo cross-country on his Harley, JoDa published Freedom Road, a travel memoir about the broken American Dream. JoDa built a solar cabin on an old Vermont Christmas tree farm and formed a multi-media production company dedicated to the creation of bellwether, character-driven features and television shows that preserve the writer’s original vision. In 2005 the company produced a feature film, The Spread Eagles, marking JoDa’s directorial debut.
In 2008, JoDa’s Brother died, his fiancée dumped him and another girlfriend was murdered. To save his sanity over the next six years, JoDa wrote 13 one-hour episodes of the dark comedy Departed Harvest, winning the 2011 American International and the 2011 Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competitions.
After a successful Kickstarter, JoDa shot the Departed Harvest proof of concept film in Vermont at Luis Guzman’s house.
JoDa has also served as producer for Kingdom County Productions and as a celebrity cinematographer and is the author of 11 published books.
JoDa partnered with the gang from Down East Dickering, as seen on the History Channel, to create a new film and television series about backwoods Robin Hoods (TheHarvesters.TV), in addition to Vermonter.TV and I Dated A Porn Star.
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Pamela Preston is an experienced and respected Line Producer and Production Manager. She also served as Production Accountant on the Sundance-winning, Academy Award-nominated, Frozen River and for our Departed Harvest proof of concept short film.
Pam will direct script breakdowns, preparation of budgets and financial forecasts and arrange the company’s accounts.
Lizzy is an editorial and advertising photo stylist with a focus on product and fashion photography and video. She is a veteran traveler. Lizzy has photo styled across the USA and in Europe. She is a award-winning graduate from Sheridan Institute of Technology and Learning. Her program of study included two years of intensive hands-on training and experience in visual merchandising and photo styling, which was taught by highly skilled instructors who work in the industry. Her education combined with ten years of experience as both an on staff photo stylist and now as a freelancer, has given her the knowledge and understanding of how to show product features in their best light while still giving it a fashion forward current feel.
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