WRITER

BOOKS

CASTING REVEALED: A GUIDE FOR FILM DIRECTORS by Hester Schell
1st Edition, Michael Wiese Productions, Los Angeles, 2011
2nd Edition, Routledge Press, London, 2016

“Commendable…A very enjoyable read.”
Carolyn Pickman, CP Casting, Boston

“Finding the right performers… is no easy task… but thanks to Casting Revealed, it just got  a bit easier.”
Chad Gervich, Producer

“This book reminded me of how much the Academy needs to award an Oscar® for casting directors. Because casting is an art form, and Hester’s book is the best I’ve read on demystifying the process”. Jon James Miller, producer

 “ …even old pro’s will find this valuable.”
Steve Michelson, producer

Backstage Review. Click Click.

BOOKS: CONTRIBUTING WRITER

NOW WRITE! Screen Writing Exercises by Today’s Best Screenwriters, Teachers and Consultants  Tarcher/Penguin Books

HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR, 5th Edition Watson/Guptill

PUBLISHED: Embedded SEO Articles                 

SCRIPT MAG: Contributing Writer
Script Formatting: A bit of history

Casting and Acting Magic:
Table Read your Screenplay, Hold the Acting


CASTING AND ACTING MAGIC:
Master Class with Director Catherine Hardwicke


CASTING & ACTING MAGIC: How’s Your Logline Working? VP Shares Insights

OTHER FILM & MEDIA MAGAZINES AND BLOGS
Movie Maker Magazine:  Going Green On-Set
CineSource Magazine: Casting in Pilot Season         
CineSource Magazine: Making Casting Work for You
Burbank: The Writers’ Store: Scripting for Celebrity

PRODUCED SCRIPTS

COMPLETED Short Films: (writer/producer/director)
SANDWICHED by Hester Schell   Social Change film for festivals.
– WINNER: Best Shorts Competition, December 2017.
– WINNER: Audience Award, Portland Underground Film Festival
Ju$T UNDER A MILLION by Hester Schell Festival Short.
– World Premier: Beverly Hills HD Festival
BLANKETS FOR AFGHANISTAN by Hester Schell.
– Distribution: Free Speech TV

PRODUCED THEATRE: One Act Plays                                   
A CUP OF COFFEE by Hester Schell, New England Russian Theatre Festival, 2010, Boston, MA. World Premiere.
IN A MOMENT’S NOTICE by Hester Schell Summer Theatre Festival, Notre Dame de Namur University, 2007. Belmont, CA.
World Premiere.

PRODUCED WEB SERIES
Adventures in Staying Young Aging and comedy for health and well-being. Distribution: Comic Zoo/Roku.
BAIT & SWITCH: TV News Satire, Segment Producer/Writer

COMMERCIAL, PRODUCT LAUNCH                       
STUDIO 3, Portland, Oregon   Concept to storyboards
ANKEE Lightbulb Video.
Click on VIDEO in the far left column at the Amazon link.                        

SCRIPTS by Hester Schell

FEATURES (un-produced and available):
INVISIBLE (co-write) by Gabriell DeBear Paye & Hester Schell
Semi-Finalist, Women Who Write In Film Competition.

COLONY COLLAPSE
Quarter-Finalist, Screen Craft TV pilot competition.

FINAL PASSAGE  Faith Based/environmental
THE DARK ROOM   Revenge Thriller

TV & WEB SERIES:
LET’S TAKE A WALK…. Environmental Education/Children, Series
SEVEN GENERATIONS: Colony Collapse Environmental, Family Drama

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Portland, OR USA
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