• Director

    Jamal Hodge

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2019, 24min

  • Category

    Short Narrative

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Cast: Sita Sarkar, Rory Clark, Lakshmi Devy, Dave Polgar, Clifton King
Crew: Producers: Jamal Hodge, Patrick Thompson, Chase Muratore – Screenwriters: Chase Muratore
Email: omegahodge@yahoo.com

Intelligent, beautiful, defiant, Jenny has the courage to follow her desires to get what she wants, but at what price? When our deepest desires lead to emptiness, and we sacrifice those we love, can hope survive? A Happy Divorce deals with the growing epidemic of suicide head on, while exploring the most valuable gift we possess- Life itself.

JAMAL HODGE is a multi-award winning filmmaker and writer. Since May of 2016 Jamal Hodge’s films have been an official selection in over 70 Film Festivals, and have won 21 awards. In 2018 he also directed the first season of Investigation Discovery Channel’s ‘Primal instinct’ and came on as a Producer on the Animated feature film ‘Pierre The Pigeon Hawk’ starring Nick Cannon and Whoopi Goldberg. Also In 2018 his short screenplay ‘Mourning Meal’ won 5 awards (including best short screenplay at NYC Horror Film Festival) and was featured as a finalist in 7 writing competitions including (Shriekfest, Nightmares Film Festival). Jamal’s horror poetry has been featured in SPACE AND TIME MAGAZINE.

Filmmaker’s Note

‘A HAPPY DIVORCE.’ is a multi-cultural drama about confronting your deepest, most broken, parts only to discover that the spirit of something greater resides inside. It deals with how toxic ambition devours love, and confronts our current social epidemic of suicide.(Since 2016 In America alone there were 44,965 recorded suicides) The film is written beautifully by Chase Muratore, and performed with fierce honesty by our leading lady Sita Sarkar. Rory Clarke brings a dignified vulnerability to every moment, and Lakshmi Devy creates a multi-layered performance in such a small amount of time. They are supported by Clifton King, Dave Polgar, Gita Rash, Divya Sethi and over 30 extras. Our DOP Adam Richlin with an incredible art team deliver unforgettably vibrant images in as many as 18 different locations. Personally, I am proud of what this team has accomplished with this film, for despite its heavy themes, ultimately A Happy Divorce is a movie about hope. We’re super excited to get this one out into the world and pray that it will pull anyone contemplating suicide from the ledge.