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CHRISTINA HODNET

Director

Christina Hodnet’s work brings about thoughts of insightful honesty and authenticity. Her film encapsulates romance and sweetness, the unconditional love of a parent, the genuine affection between friends and the exploration of a young child. She captures moments that are alive with emotion and connect with her audience.

Her innate understanding of sublime moments of interaction between people blends with her spirit as a woman and her patience as a mother, giving her the ability to capture the innocent nuances of children, babies, teens, parents, family life, and fashion.

Christina exposes the beautifully awkward and imperfect reality life offers up.

Finding the small nuances that make a moment unique. “I’m interested in the moment in between the moments,” she says. “The photo you don’t post because it’s not perfect, but in reality is more representational of your life and charming than the perfect one.” With uncompromising performances, she delivers a consistent beauty to her film and a cinematic reality.

Growing up in San Diego, California Christina got her first experiences in the film industry as a young teen in front of the camera. That ignited a spark that led her to pursue a degree at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She resides between Toronto and Los Angeles with her husband, two children, Snowball the Hamster and one large dog named Orvis.

THE SPOTS

CANON

Moments To Remember

In this beautiful spot for Canon, Christina captures all those small, candid moments that moms see every day. Not the award-winning attention-grabbing moments, but the real ones where your kid is just being themselves. The moments when no one else is around. Shot with Canon products, Christina acted as director and DP.

SNUGGLE

Summer Camp

This one tugs at the heartstrings as Christina tells the story of a little boy, homesick at camp and how the scent of Snuggle connects him back home. A beautifully shot spot that remains grounded in reality and completely relatable.

PAW PATROL

No Hug Is Too Small

Branching out and writing and directing this spot for Paw Patrol, it’s all about those proud moments when you see that the lessons you’ve been teaching your children have actually sunk in! Just when you are pulling your hair out and think its all for nothing, they do something genuine and sweet when they think you aren’t looking. Christina deftly shows that Paw Patrol understands a mother’s values that she’s trying to pass on to her children.

CWF

Girl Powered

Every day, girls are exposed to thousands of messages telling them how to think, feel and look. As part of the industry that is responsible for the majority of these misleading messages, Christina wanted to become involved in a project that replaced this harmful reality with messages from girls themselves. She successfully replaced the endless negative advertising messages directed at girls with words of positivity. Fun fact: The ad on the billboard before this campaign was for Victoria’s Secret!

SNUGGLE

Blanket Boom

Christina follows the story of a family’s favorite red blanket with beautiful docu-style cinematography. As with her other work with Snuggle, it remains authentic and not overly glossy or sentimental…it all feels real.

CAMPBELL’S

Real Life, Real Dinner

This Campbell’s piece showcases Christina’s ability to capture the relatable, imperfect moments of real life in a cinematic manner. This story of a working mom spending time with her son, but also getting dinner made is the stuff of everyday life, but also so beautiful.