JARED HESS (Director) most recently directed and wrote, with
his wife Jerusha Hess, Don Verdean,
starring Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan and Jemaine Clement. The film premiered at the
2015 Sundance Film
Festival. The Hesses' filmmaking collaboration began with the monster hit
Napoleon Dynamite (2004), and has
continued with Nacho Libre (2006) and Gentlemen Broncos (2009). Their next
collaboration will be an animated
Napoleon Dynamite premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it sparked a
bidding war and was eventually
acquired and released by Fox Searchlight. A box-office hit that eventually
spawned an animated TV series, the
film was recently honored with a Napoleon Dynamite statue on the 20th Century
Fox lot and a 10th
anniversary screening at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Hess' second film, the comedy Nacho Libre, starred Jack Black as a Mexican
monk who lives a secret life as a
masked wrestler. It was released by Paramount and grossed over $80 million.
On the small screen, Hess recently directed an episode of the Fox series "The
Last Man on Earth," starring
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