SALT LAKE CITY — Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared and Jerusha Hess will produce and direct a new film for the Salt Lake Film Society’s media accelerator studio.
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- The short will have eight to 10 scenes total.
- Each of the scenes will be animated by a winner of the “Voices Seen” animation contest, which is funded by MAST.
- The contest remains open for submission.
- “I am thrilled to be a part of showcasing the incredible talent we have here in Utah,” Jerusha Hess said in a statement sent to the Deseret News.
Bigger picture: The “Voices Seen” project will be produced in Utah. It will have multiple screenings across the Beehive State, too.
- “As a young filmmaker I would have loved to participate in something like this,” Jared Hess said.
Resume: Jared and Jerusha Hess are the writer-director duo behind “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Nacho Libre” and “Gentlemen Broncos.”