PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

Jody's Interview
 

About Me.

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I’m a producer/director with more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. I’ve developed and produced multiple feature films, TV series, and digital projects, worked in various crew roles on over 100 TV series and features, commercials, and video games, performed as an actor and stunt performer in dozens of productions, and most recently, served as a producer and consultant for nonfiction production company XG Productions. As a former Marine, I leverage my technical expertise to inform my approach to production, and I actively advocate for veterans in entertainment through my work.

 

I got my start in the industry after serving in the United States Marine Corps -- I began working on set as an armorer and art department coordinator and quickly transitioned into stunt performance. Because of my military background, I became a technical advisor on series like ALIAS and CROSSING JORDAN, guiding directors on the most authentic ways to execute tactical scenes. During this time, I realized there was untapped potential among veterans to become stunt performers/background talent who wouldn’t need training on set for battle, military, or law enforcement scenes, thus saving productions time and money. This led me to launching Combat Casting, a casting company with a roster of over 300 veterans who became SAG eligible, and I supplied cast for hundreds of projects, including blockbuster films. I later founded my own production company, Combat Media Group, where I created military-themed content and secured contracts with the US Army and US Air Force to produce and direct interactive training videos.

 

Over the course of my career, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from top directors who have different styles – I’ve been on set with directors ranging from JJ Abrams to Clint Eastwood to Christopher Nolan to Michael Bay. This has helped me develop a strong understanding of production best practices and the ability to problem-solve on set. I’m especially good at working on tight budgets and deadlines. Because I have an intimate understanding of crew needs and strong vendor relationships, I’m able to cut unnecessary costs and keep shooting on schedule while prioritizing production safety. 

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Producer / Director Credits  

I Survived a 72-Hour Military Combat School / Logan Paul

They Almost Killed Me / Logan Paul

Jenn Brown’s Urban Survival Guide / Jenn Brown

Operation Jericho (Feature Film)

Stunt Stories (10 Episodes) / Corey Eubanks

Fast Five Bus Roll Over Documentary / Corey Eubanks

Princess Cruises Volunteer for Veteran Housing

Lockheed Martin Volunteer for Veteran Housing

Over the Edge 2017 – Fund Raiser for Veteran Housing

Over the Edge 2016 – Fund Raiser for Veteran Housing

Street (Feature Film)

Camp Concussion – US Army TBI training

We Spark Poker Fund Raiser 2017 

Tull’s Stag Prank – Hidden Camera Prank

Attack on Maiduguri – US Air Force Cultural Awareness Training

Road to Marrakesh – US Air Force Cultural Awareness Training

Tribal Divide – US Air Force Cultural Awareness Training

Saving Sudan – US Air Force Cultural Awareness Training

ISR – The Art of War – US Army Warfighter

Geo Storm – US Army Warfighter

IET – Al Faisal University

No Ignoring Documentary 14 Episode Series – US Army

Nature’s Chaos – US Air Force Cultural Awareness Training

Outbreak – US Air Force Cultural Awareness Training

The Rebuild – US Air Force Cultural Awareness Training

School’s Out – US Air Force Cultural Awareness Training 

Tribes – US Air Force Cultural Awareness Training 

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner- US A.F. Cultural Awareness 

Mind of the Warrior – US Army TBI Training

After Action Review – US Army 360

Let’s Make a Deal - US Army 360

Back to the Horn - US Army 360

Countering Extremism - US Army 360

Words & Deeds - US Army 360

Anti-Narcotics - US Army 360

Welcome to A’Stan - US Army 360

Tribal Negotiations – US Army 360

Civil Strife - US Army 360

Crossroads - US Army 360

Heart & Minds - US Army 360

They Never Saw US Coming – ITT Night Vision 

Poet’s War – Short Film

United States of China – Fine Art Still Photography

War and Peace – Fine Art Still Photography

Time Traveler – Fine Art Still Photography

Producer / Line Producer / Director

Producer / Line Producer / Director

Producer / Line Producer / Director

Executive Producer/ Line Producer 

Executive Producer / Line Producer / Director

Executive Producer

Producer / Director / Editor

Producer / Director / Editor

Producer / Director / Editor

Producer / Director / Editor

Producer / Line Producer 

Producer / Line Producer

Producer / Director / Editor 

Executive Producer / Director

Executive Producer / Line Producer / Director

Executive Producer / Line Producer / Director

Executive Producer / Line Producer / Director

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer 

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer

Executive Producer / Line Producer / Actor

Producer / Line Producer

Producer / Line Producer

Producer / Line Producer

Actor / Stunt Credits  

FEATURE FILMS

Namour

Diamonds

Sex, Death and Bowling

Capt. America: The Winter Soldier

Employee of the Month

Out for Blood

Sex and the Teenage Mind

Millennium Man

The Wedding Ringer

J. Edgar

Race To Witch Mountain

G.I. Joe

Black Ops

10 Items or Less

Waist Deep

Rise

Tripwire

Out for Blood

TELEVISION:

Scandal

General Hospital

Ghost Whispers (pilot)

Crossing Jordan (Sanctuary)

Covert Action (Operation Rat Hole)

Covert Action (Operation Rescate)

SWAT

Code Black

Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on TV

Grimm (2 episodes)

Justified

Matador

The Last Ship (2 episodes)

Without a Trace (2 episodes)

Sons & Daughters (2 episodes)

Alias (2 episodes)

Hunter (2003) 

The District 

COMMERCIALS:

Walmart “Prayer”

Boeing “The Bigger Picture”

Hostile Make Over

Full Spectrum Warriors

Halliburton

Rusnak 

NASCAR

Polaris side by side

Diet Mountain Dew

Fox Sports News Promo

Boeing “The Bigger Picture”

Hostile Make Over

Full Spectrum Warriors

Halliburton

Honda 

BMW

Supporting: Cop

Supporting: Undercover Cop

Supporting: Charlie Cornfelder

Supporting: 25floor Strike Agent

Supporting: Guy #1

Supporting: Cop #1

Supporting: Scott’s Buddy

Supporting: SWAT Soldier #1

Stunt Double

Stunt: FBI Agent

Stunt: Utility Stunts

Stunt: Bravo Soldier

Stunt Coordinator & Stunt Dbl.

Stunt Driver

Stunt Driver

Stunt Double

Stunt: Army Soldier

Stunt Double

 

 

Co Star – Secret Service Agent

Supporting Mercenary #5   18 Episodes

Supporting: Honor Guard

Co-Star: Sniper #1

Lead: Navy Seal Lieutenant

Co-Star: Navy Seal Sniper

Stunt Double (Driving)

Stunt Double

Stunt Double

Stunt Performer

Stunt Performer

Stunt Actor

Stunt Performer

Stunt Double

Stunt Double

Stunt: CIA SWAT #4

Stunt Double

Stunt: Cop #2

 

 

Army Soldier

Army Soldier

Stunt Driver

Lead: Army Capt.

Army Soldier

Stunt Driver

Stunt Coordinator / Driver

Stunt Coordinator

Stunt: SWAT TEAM

Stunt: Waiter

Army Soldier

Stunt Driver

Lead: Army Capt.

Army Soldier

Stunt Driver

Stunt Driver

 

Awards

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PHONE: 818-618-2527

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