PRODUCER. WRITER. STORYTELLER.
MEDIA CREATION. NON-PROFIT DEVELOPMENT. STORYTELLING.
Dustin Hodge is a filmmaker, writer, television producer, and communications scholar with more than 18 years in pre- and post-production. He is the principal at Hodge Media Group, and for the past nine years, he has served as the showrunner for the TV series, Little Britches Rodeo, which airs in more than 52 million homes on RFD TV and is syndicated in another 42 million homes on the Cowboy Channel.
Dustin specializes in telling nonfiction stories of the diverse issues facing America's rural communities. Dustin has traveled and filmed across the US and Europe and currently resides in Pueblo, Colorado with his wife and partner, Dr. Donna Souder Hodge, and their two Colorado dogs, Charlie and Gunnison.
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The Tight Rope.
Dustin is a producer on the Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Tricia Rose hosted podcast The Tight Rope. Guests have included: Mayim Bialik, Michael Moore, Daveed Diggs, Rakim, Common, Patricia Arquette, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Roxane Gay, and Killer Mike.
HODGE MEDIA GROUP
Principal. Consultant. Writer. Editor.
HM Group specializes in media production, film and television, and story development. Production clients include universities, hospitals, rural communities, History Colorado, and numerous non and not-for-profit organizations across the United States. He is also a member of the Television Academy, the film production unit coordinator for the Pueblo Regional Film Commission, and a reviewer for the Colorado Film Commission Screenplay Review Program. He is also a Producers Guild of America Member.
NLBRA ON RFD TV
Showrunner. Executive Producer.
Little Britches Rodeo, which includes a second series, "On the Road," is currently in its 10th season, and HM Group, under Dustin's direction, has filmed, written, and produced the series for the last nine years on RFD TV -- which airs in more than 52 million homes. The series is syndicated in another 42 million homes.
Content & Media Development
Dustin has dedicated much of his professional life to developing story-driven and student-focused campaigns for strategic planning, study abroad programs, and grant-sponsored programs in higher education, with a focus on rural institutions, first generation, and at risk students.
He has taught journalism at Goucher College is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Media Communications at Colorado State University Pueblo.
ARTS & CULTURE
Advocate, Invited Reader, & Panelist
Dustin is committed to merging community needs surrounding literacy and economic development to ongoing efforts to create and sustain rural opportunities for establishing diverse cultural competencies and exposure to the arts. Dustin was an appointee to the 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Committee -- a group tasked with selecting that year's featured works. In 2017, he was an invited panelist for the Aspen Institute's Colorado Public Dialogues on Public Libraries.
SCHOLARSHIP & SPEAKING
Academic Presentations & Public Speaking
Dustin regularly presents at national conferences , including the Pop Culture Association of America, the Study for Interdisciplinary Social Imagery, and US AFA's international conference, War, Literature, and the Arts. He has been a featured speaker at the National Women's Society of America. He has been a keynote for numerous events focused on new media, libraries, non-profit development, rural lifestyles, & higher education.
I love telling stories, and I'd welcome an opportunity to help you or your organization tell yours. Contact me to discuss your multi-media or non-profit development needs or to book a strategy or motivational workshop for you and your team.