Lisa Simmons‘ thesis film for her MFA from Howard University, HESS, received numerous post graduate accolades, including the prestigious Howard University Paul Robeson Student Awards for Best Director and Best Film. HESS also won the Toronto Independent Film Festival and was officially selected for Festival International Du Film PanAfricain Cannes. Talaya Grimes served as the film’s producer.
The year 2020 has created a dysphoria of emotions and experiences. This range of human expression has been challenging to manage, overcome and triumph. Hess the stunning CinePoem drama confronts these issues in usual and unusual pictorial images.
HESS embodies the truth, the reality of life, and love during dark moments that existence offers. Watch the trailer here.