I'm an award-winning producer / director / writer and have worked on hundreds of promotional videos, documentaries, commercials, and PSAs either under my Bay Area Pictures banner or with other leading production companies. I've also produced several independent films, original series, and campaigns including Volunteer Nation and Voices Across America, and four narrative short films:The Kiss and House of Cups and award winning Doing Time and Juicy Peaches - Last Stop. My short fiction and essays have appeared online with Humanthology and Medium. I have a BA in Theater from Washington University in St. Louis where I also played middle linebacker and studied Acting in the MFA Program at CalArts.
Name: Ben Hess
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Raising the TXT Generation
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Family) Director A successful, driven police detective discovers the perpetrators in a local cyberbullying, sexting scandal are her own sons which opens painful, unexpected truths about her hectic life and technology absorbed marriage and family.
Film (Short, Drama and Music) Producer A talented but struggling musician battles against playing in southern dive bars. When her band mate's one night stand get involved, she fights to save her band and best friend or be forced to face the road alone.
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Producer Two friends. One Mistake.
Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Producer Life is good for Edward Allen - successful Silicon Valley career, devoted wife, two loving daughters. Until he wakes up branded a stranger by his family, confronted by the police, and ostracized by his friends. Perhaps Edward's world isn't what he thought. In fact, perhaps Edward isn't who he thought he was. Find out why Edward is DOING TIME in this dramatic thriller of disturbing proportions. Written by Ben Hess
Juicy Peaches - Last Stop (short) - Co-Producer & Director - Best Actress Award - Atlanta 48 Hour Film Project
Telly Award (Bronze) - Producer / Director :30 spot for Broadway San Jose
DOING TIME (short) - Co-Producer & Co-Writer - Best Acting / Best Directing Awards - San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project
California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA)
Washington University in St Louis (Saint Louis, MO)