Lilian Hess is an independent director and creative producer based between Germany and the UK. A documentarist at heart and former scholar of Modern Literature and Surrealism, Lilian’s multi-awarded work spans not only a vast variety of themes, ranging from explorations of friendship, disease, migration and architecture, but she also works across different media. Regardless of subject matter or medium, her storytelling places at its centre the human experience.
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Projects credited in
- Bonaveri - A Fan of PucciBonaveri – A fan of Pucci is a brilliant event that was held at Palazzo Pucci in Florence during Pitti Uomo 2018. Under the creative direction of Emma Davidge, from the amazing Chameleon, the event/exhibition merged the craftsmanship of two big names of Italian fashion world. For Satore Studio, I have helped as an Assistant Editor Creative Director Gibran Ramos, both on pre- and post-production. On-site, we were in charge of delivering multiple video assets in a very fast-paced environment. Am
London, United KingdomFull Time
I produce/direct/edit independent projects as well as commissioned work. My films have been shown and nominated at BAFTA's Underwire film festival, XI. Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival, Short Cut and CMF.
- London, United KingdomFull Time
I was hired as the lead producer of Satore's award winning multi-sensory VR performance "Cosmos Within Us", which was shown and won awards at the Venice Biennale 2019 (Nominated for Best Interactive), PGA Innovation Award 2019 (Nomination), Raindance Film Festival (Winner of Spirit of Raindance Award), VR Days (Winner of Halo Award for Best Creative Accomplishment). Responsibilities included: • Supervising a team of developers, designers and VFX artists during production/post-production • Pitching for funding at film festivals such as VR Days Amsterdam, IFFR and Cannes XR • Seeking out European co-producers for creative collaboration and to obtain international funding • Writing festival submissions and fund applications • Hiring talent for live-productions • Casting and licensing child actors • Managing the organisation of shoots, prototype showcases and live-performances at festivals in the UK and abroad • Ensuring the director's vision was understood and realised by all creative collaborators
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- Adobe Premier Pro
- Analogue Photography
- Digital Photograhy
- Creative Storytelling
- Essay Writing
- Editorial Writing
- Content Translation
Certificate in Documentary and Story TellingNational Film and Television School (NFTS)
- National Film & Television School, Station Rd, Beaconsfield HP9 1LG, UK
Taught by head of documentary filmmaking Dick Fontaine and founder of Otherfield Festival Caroline Deeds, this short course focused on reactionary camera work and effective interview techniques in documentary practice, as well as visual storytelling in the edit. I produced a 7min short which I am currently reworking.
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