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Hester Schell

Hester Schell, MFA is a writer, award-winning director, veteran acting teacher and recovering academic who writes social good and environmental stewardship stories with roles for middle-aged women and seniors. Schell is the author of the critically acclaimed volume, Casting Revealed: A Guide for Film Directors, now in its 2nd edition. Her column ... See full bio »


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 2011 Contagion
Epidemic Victim (uncredited)
 2011 Zookeeper
Boston Commons Walker (uncredited)
 2010/I The Fighter
Enthusiastic Boxing Fan (uncredited)
 2010 Knight and Day
Airport Traveler (uncredited)
 2009 Julie, Julie (Short)
Dr. Schreiber
 2003 Love Life (Short)
 2001 Your Guardian
 2000 This Is Not My Movie (Short)
 1998 Patch Adams
Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
 1995 Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (TV Movie)
Biker Chick (uncredited)
 1994 Walls of Sand
 1989 Nora's Christmas Gift (Video)
 1989 It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (TV Movie)
Mary Jessup
 1989 Incident at Dark River (TV Movie)
Woman Friend
 1987 Radio Days
Girl at the Cafe (uncredited)
 1983 American Taboo
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Other Works:

San Francisco Fringe Festival, Singulariteen by Patrick M Brennan - Director. Winner, Best of Show.

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Great casting will make or break your movie.


January 2011, published CASTING REVEALED: A Guide for Film Directors, from Michael Wiese Books, the world leader in D-I-Y film books. Formerly worked as a puppeteer with Lunatique Fantastique in San Francisco and toured the UK with Cirque du Celery! Teaches film acting Film Acting Bay Area, and is the CEO of Bay Area Casting News. See more »

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