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Jared Lawrence Hess and Jerusha Elizabeth Hess (née Demke; born May 12, 1980) are husband-and-wife American filmmakers best known for their work on Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Nacho Libre (2006) and Gentlemen Broncos (2009), all of which they co-wrote and which were directed by Jared (Nacho Libre was co-written with Mike White). They also produced ... See full bio »

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Nacho Libre Director
Masterminds Director


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 2024 Nicktoons (announced)
 2021 Murder Among the Mormons (TV Mini Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Episode Three (2021)
- Episode Two (2021)
- Episode One (2021)
 2016-2017 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Fish in the Dish (2016)
 2017 Making History (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Night Cream (2017)
- Pilot (2017)
 2017 Son of Zorn (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2016/I Masterminds
 2015 Don Verdean
 2010 The Killers: Boots (Music Video)
 2006 Nacho Libre
 2003 Peluca (Short)
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Other Works:

Directed a short called "Winner Take Steve", written by Cal McAllister and Ian Cohen of Wexley School for Girls. See more »

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6' 5" (1.96 m)


Jerusha Hess  (1 child)

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Personal Quote:

[on Murder Among the Mormons (2021)] We live in a world of misinformation and nobody is immune to deception. We all have to take a deep close look at the stories that we choose to believe. All of those things that occurred with this Mark Hofmann saga are relevant now, more than I think they've ever been. [2021]


Also directs commercials and music videos for production company Moxie Pictures. See more »

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