JERUSHA HESS wrote the cult film Napoleon Dynamite (2004) directed by her husband Jared Hess who she met while studying film at Brigham Young University.
She went on to direct the film Austenland (2013) based on the novel by Shannon Hale about the world of Jane Austen fans.
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JERUSHA HESS TALKS ‘AUSTENLAND’ & OBSESSIVE FANDOM
Jerusha Hess on ‘Austenland,’ When Fandom Goes Too Far and Making a Movie for the Girls
Despite playing with the boys, Jerusha Hess would rather make films for girls
Jared and Jerusha Hess: Your Typical Mormon Filmmakers
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