Known for: The Amateur Monster Movie, Rodents, Seffy D
First Production: 2004, Friday Night Weekly (original series)
Primary Role: Director of Photography, Editor
Hometown: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Alive since: 1989
Quinn Hester first became acquainted with Jozef K. Richards in middle school, but it wasn't until high school when their shared interest in filmmaking brought them together through a mutual friend, Michael Potnek, who was acting on the first incarnation of "Friday Night Weekly" at the time. Quinn joined the crew as the primary camera operator beginning in 2004 and continued doing so until the end of series, occasionally popping up in minor roles as a featured actor, frequently playing uncharacteristically silly or disgruntled characters.
Between 2006 and 2008, Quinn was a major part behind the scenes of every King's Tower production, beginning as camera crew on Richards' first short film, Three Suits, and stepping up as the director of photography and co-editor with Richards on the next two, Seffy D and Rodents, where he also assisted in a producing capacity as well, arranging many details of the shoots on their non-existent budgets. Quinn also served in these positions to two uncompleted short films, Blackberry Bliss in 2006 (attempted again with Quinn aboard, re-titled as Bitter Berry Bliss in 2010) and When the Cats Are Away in 2008. Quinn also produced short films of his own during this time.
In 2009, Hester and Richards began their greatest challenge to date with their first feature film, The Amateur Monster Movie, which premiered in 2011 after a tremendous amount of work poured in by everyone involved. At this time, Quinn began to find a large amount of work on local productions and commercials behind the camera, and quickly gained a reputation as having some of the best camerawork in the area, allowing him to accumulate a large resume of quality, professional work.
KING'S TOWER FILMOGRAPHY
The Amateur Monster Movie (2011) - director of photography, associate producer, additional editing, 'Tim'
Rodents (2009/short) - director of photography, co-editor, associate producer
Seffy D (2008/short) - director of photography, co-editor, associate producer, 'Goonie'
Three Suits (2006/short) - crew
"Friday Night Weekly" (2004-2005/original series) - crew, actor, 'Cousin Davy', 'Dr. Craig Venter', 'Hell Intern', 'The Proctologist', 'Robin Robinson'
OTHER SELECT FILMOGRAPHY
Hurricane Bonnie (2013/short) - director of photography
Gears (2012/short) - assistant editor, gaffer
The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula (2012/short) - first assistant camera
The Evilest of Sorcerers (2011/short) - editor, gaffer
The Many Rooms (2011/short) - director, producer, writer, editor, d.p.
Mark My Words (2010) - editor
Bitch (2009/short) - editor
Framework (2009/short) - director, producer, writer, editor, director of photography