142. Brent Hodge Director, Producer of The Holy Game | PharmaBro | I am Chris Farley
Join Scott and Mark with their guest, Brent Hodge, as they talk about the journey of coming to film Industry. Brent Hodge is a Canadian-New Zealander documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known for his documentaries I Am Chris Farley, A Brony Tale, The Pistol Shrimps, Freaks and Geeks. He has also done corporate work for
ESPN, Time magazine, Karlie Kloss, CBC Music, Tourism Alberta, and National Film Board of Canada (for the movie Hue: A Matter of Colour), as well as technology startups Uber, City Storage Systems, Lightstep, Hootsuite and Steve Russell's analytics startup Prism Skylabs.
Hodge grew up in the City of St. 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 the 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, during which time he did sketch comedy with Chris Kelly, Zahf Paroo as well as Ryan Steele and Amy Good murphy from The Ryan and Amy Show. Hodge holds dual citizenship for both New Zealand and Canada.
Story of “I Am Chris Farley”:
Chris Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and I Am Chris Farley will tell his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever – from his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, and at Marquette University, through his work at the legendary Second City to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on “Saturday Night Live” and in hit films like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.
About Brent Hodge:
Brent Hodge is a Canadian-New Zealander documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known for his documentaries I Am Chris Farley, A Brony Tale, The Pistol Shrimps, Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary, Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh, Who Let the Dogs Out and Pharma Bro. He has been nominated for six Leo Awards for his documentary movies Winning America, What Happens Next? and A Brony Tale, winning one for A Brony Tale in 2015. He was nominated for two Shorty Awards under the "director" category in 2014 and 2015 for his work on The Beetle Road trip Sessions and A Brony Tale. Hodge also won a Canadian Screen Award in 2014 for directing The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions with Grant Lawrence.
Hodge directed I Am Chris Farley in 2015 with Derik Murray of Network Entertainment. The documentary is based on the life of comedian-actor Chris Farley and features interviews with numerous actors, comedians, and others who worked with Farley during his career. The film was long-listed for an Academy Award.
In 2014, Hodge released his critically acclaimed documentary 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.
Outline of the Episode:
● [02:03 ] Brent Hodge Introduction.
● [04:31 ] How Brent Came Into Film Industry
● [07:50 ] How Brent completed the documentary with “ I Am Chris Farley”.
● [13:10 ] How was the experience with the big names during the documentary.
● [19:58 ] How you prepare for the Interviews.
● [27:29 ] Journey during the “Who let the dogs out”.
● [33:27 ] Talking about the Soccer film.
● [42:10 ] Insight on Importance of Re-evaluating the work on Consistent Basis.
● [53:40 ] How Brent follows the north American Soccer team.
● [58:07 ] Favourite Conspiracy
● [59:46 ] Piece of Information that is Illegal to know.
● [01:04:34 ] Talking about the discoveries during the documentary that are crazy and how to handle the situation with Crew.
● [01:08:11 ] Guilty Pleasure
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