Mountain Time

A true story of injustice and murder in Sonoma County, California. One of the most heinous murders to ever happen in California was blamed on a Japanese immigrant. From a unique perspective this film reviews the facts and who may be the real perpetrator.

  • Scott Hess
  • Scott Hess
  • Scott Hess
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    19 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 25, 2019
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Scott Hess

Scott Hess
Director / Producer / Writer
Scott Hess makes his independent film debut with “Mountain Time” shot in Northern California. After reviewing court documents and hundreds of news articles the film attempts to set the record straight in an 100 year old triple murder. Scott previous creative endeavors include industrial design, writer and builder. Always looking for a new medium, Scott has found a new passion in film.

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Director Statement

I created the film Mountain Time, after doing research on a triple murder that happened at the ranch where I grew up. As my research progressed, I found that the headlines in the newspapers didn’t’ tell the real story. Through research and personal experience I am making an attempt to tell the story of what really happened over 100 years ago. I believe someone has push my pen to tell a story.