The Devil's Dandruff

Based on the true-life story of a gangster's runner, a wayward London youth, seduced by the lure of fast money and unlimited cocaine, struggles to survive within London’s criminal underworld where his only escape hinges on whether he can kill another to save himself.

  • JoAnn Hess
    The Devil's Dandruff, Framer
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    Crime, Drama
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    United States
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  • London Film Awards
    London, UK
    December 15, 2017
    3rd Place
  • Action on Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    August 24, 2018
    Best Script
  • International Indie Gathering
    Cleveland, OH
    August 12, 2018
    1st Place, Crime-Drama
Writer Biography - JoAnn Hess

JoAnn Hess is a multi-award winning, optioned screenwriter who specializes in character-driven Thrillers. Her work is highly demanded by producers and has written several scripts on paid-assignment in Crime Drama, Thriller and Action/Thriller genres.

JoAnn was named one of ScreenwritingU’s, “Most Recommended Writers of 2014.”

JoAnn’s scripts have placed in numerous, prestigious award competitions including PAGE Awards (2017 FINALIST; 2016 Semi/Quarterfinalist; 2014 Quarterfinalist), Final Draft’s BIG BREAK (2016 Semi/Quarterfinalist), New Hope Film Festival 2014 WINNER, Cleveland International IndieGathering Film Festival: 2016 Best Feature Script, 1st Place Dramatic/Comedy; 2014 1st Place: Action/Thriller Script, and more.

Fakers (The Wayforward Productions, LLC) has Tom Delmar (SNATCH) attached to direct. She has produced two short films, DEBRIS (2015) and the multiple award-winning, OUR FATHER (2014), starring Michael Gross.

In 2016, JoAnn attained a MASTER SCREENWRITER certification from ScreenwritingU’s Master Screenwriting Program and holds an MBA/BA Economics

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Writer Statement

Passion... I'm passionate about the stories I write, the relationships I create throughout the film-making process and devotion to the craft. I am a seeker of truth... pushing through fear and anxiety to understand the underlying essence of each scene, character and plot-line. I seek to illustrate the growing changes each character must make... from damaged to a healthy state... so they may become who they are meant to be. In doing so, I engage the audience in the process enabling them to discover some truth within themselves.

Each script is written with essential business decisions in mind to maximize marketability. These key elements include High concept, attractive roles for actors, and a conflict-driven transformational journey that meets budget specific requirements. I am particularly adept at creating dynamic characters that are universally relatable and reach audiences on a deep emotional level. Through interest techniques and strong structure, I create a story that captures one's attention all the way to FADE OUT.