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Producer, writer, director, casting director.
Actor. Continuity and Script Supervisor.
Master Acting Teacher, Art Department Supervisor, Script Consultant.

Credits & Awards

2018: Best Shorts: Award of Merit – Sandwiched by Hester Schell.
2018: Portland Underground Film Festival, Audience Award – Sandwiched by Hester Schell.
2014: ARTY AWARDS, Solano County Celebrates the Arts (California) Same Time, Next Year by Bernard Slade: Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress. Benicia Old Town Theatre Group, Benicia, California. 50th Anniversary production.

2013: BEST OF SHOW San Francisco Fringe Theatre Festival, Best of Show + 4 Sold Out awards:
Director – SINGULARITEEN by Patrick M. Brennan

2013: BEST FEATURE, BEST NEW ACTION STAR (Jino Kang) WEAPON OF CHOICE: FIST2FIST by Jino Kang. (Casting Director)

2009 BEST SHORT (part of the principal cast) Rochester Film Festival: Audience Award, Best Short: JULIE, JULIE
1983: OSCAR (Student)Academy Award, Best Student Film, AMERICAN TABOO by Steve Lustgarten. (Betsy, principal)


2018. DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER: Sandwiched by Hester Schell. Winner: Audience Award, PUFF, Portland (OR) Underground Film Fest. Best Shorts Script Competition: Award of Merit
2017. THE ACTORS CONFERENCE. Speaker/Presenter. San Francisco.
2016. 2nd Edition Published: CASTING REVEALED: A GUIDE FOR FILM DIRECTORS by Hester Schell. Routledge Press.
2015. DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Poison by Elliott Hayes, 2015. TRAILER: see links below.
2015. DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER/SHOW RUNNER: Adventures in Staying Young. Distribution via Comic Zoo, on ROKU.
2014. SCRIPT SUPERVISOR: Wrong Side of Right. Directed by Alex Ranarvielo
2013. DIRECTOR: Singulariteen by Patrick Brennan. Award Winner.
2013. CASTING DIRECTOR: Weapon of Choice: Fist2Fist by Jino Kang. (Best Feature, Action on Film Festival.)26 + speaking parts, all local hires. Award Winner
2011: 1st Edition publication: CASTING REVEALED: A GUIDE FOR FILM DIRECTORS by Hester Schell. Michael Wiese Productions.
2007: DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER: Narrative Short – Just Under a Million, premiered at Beverly Hills HD Festival. Film Festival Premiere.
2003. DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER: Blankets for Afghanistan. Distributed through Free Speech TV, 2003.

2015-2016: Portland (OR) Actors Conservatory: Meisner Techique
2009-2013: Film Acting Bay Area
2006-2009, San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking
1997-2007, Notre Dame de Namur University, Adjunct Faculty.
1991-2001, De Anza College, Professor of Theatre Arts
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0770719/
Member: SAG, AFTRA

Years in Business: over 20 years

Contact Information

Primary Contact: Hester Schell Hester Schell
Cambridge MA 02140
Email: hester.schell@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hesterschellcreative.com
Other Website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0770719
Cell: 650-726-5424