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Daniel Hess  

Daniel Hess is a filmmaker/writer from Baltimore, Maryland. Born with aortic valve stenosis, Daniel found his focus on academia and creativity developed from early childhood. At age ten, Daniel lost his best friend to cystic fibrosis, which further cemented the need for a creative escape in life. Daniel's senior thesis film Voicebox was shown internationally in 2012 and since then he has written and produced several award-winning short films. In early 2022, Daniel underwent successful open heart surgery in order to replace the damaged aortic valve. Daniel has also self-published two books, Just a Boy Blaming Himself in 2021 and Focus Puller, which is launching in June 2022. 

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