Daniel Hess was just a little boy when his close-as-a -brother cousin died. Daniel himself was born with aortic valve stenosis, a heart defect that meant he couldn’t play sports like other kids. He could have easily focused on the limitations, but from the beginning, pursued academia.
You will learn:
* The inability to pursue some things due to health problems created opportunities and motivation to pursue others.
* Serious health problems can crystalize and help prioritize what is important.
* Filmmaking and writing can be a powerful way to commemorate a lost loved one.
BIO: Daniel Hess is a filmmaker/writer from Baltimore, Maryland. Born with aortic valve stenosis, Daniel found his focus on academia and creativity developed from a young age. Now in life moving past open heart surgery to replace his valve, he has self-published a collection of poetry (Just a Boy Blaming Himself) and his first novel (Focus Puller) in addition to his screenwriting work.