Jessica Hester & Derek Schweickart
Directors Jessica Hester and Derek Schweickart have completed 6 short films amongst which they have won awards for "Best Ensemble," (The Dress, La Comedy Film Festival), "Best Cinematography," (Illusion,Beverly Hills Film Festival), "Audience Award" (Dreaming Don't Make It So, Hollyshorts Monthly Festival), and Jessica won the DVFS Visionary Award at Vision Fest in New York for Illusion. Their last two films were period pieces (1940's and 1980's), and their filmography is rich in variety. Illusion was a VFX-heavy fantastical film, The 4th, a gritty urban cautionary tale, The Dress, a moving ensemble piece about dysfunction at a wedding,Picked Up, a real-time romance with a case of denied identity, Dreaming Don't Make It So, a musical drama with original songs, and Long Walk to Forever, a beautiful adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's beloved short story. These two have the filmmaking range and passion to bring Coast to life in an exciting way.