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Podcast Host, Filmmaker and Graphic Novelist
Robert Heske is a multi-award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, casting director, actor, published graphic novelist and indie comic creator.
Bob is writing/directing/producing an experimental documentary called "Afraid of Nothing".
Bob wrote and produced "Blessid", an ultra-low-budget drama dedicated to his mother (Carlotta Heske) who passed while the film was in post-production. Blessid was accepted into several festivals and won many awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Lead Actor and an Award of Excellence.
Bob also wrote the festival winning short film "Alibi" by transgender filmmaker/director Noni Salma Lawal and "Waiting" starring Richard Schiff, Izabella Miko and W. Earl Brown and directed by Lisa Demaine.
Bob's vampire epic "The Night Projectionist" was published by Studio 407. Bob has also published "Bone Chiller" (winner of a Bronze medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards), "2012: Final Prayer", "Cold Blooded Chillers: Tales of Suburban Murder and Malice", and has edited/contributed to other graphic anthologies.
A member of the New England Horror Writers Association, Bob's favorite genre is horror but he also writes animation, comedy, drama, fantasy, sci-fi, suspense/thriller, among others. He lives in the oldest house in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts (where he filmed part of "Blessid") with his wife Angela, two daughters Carly and Emily and a golden doodle named Tedy. In the house, Bob witnessed a strange paranormal event which he captured on a YouTube video called "The Ghost in Emily's Crib" (the video has appeared on the popular "Paranormal Report" video podcast formerly hosted by Jim Harold and Clayton Morris).
Bob has been a guest on several comic book, filmmaking and paranormal podcasts. His favorite un-produced scripts are "Unrest" (horror), "Here Before I Go" (fantasy/drama), "Love Stupid" (comedy) and "Mighty Lemming" (animation) which he continues to ask the Universe to have a savvy producer purchase from him, and even let him direct.
BOB HESKE TRIVIA: Bob's father Edward E. Heske briefly worked with Bob Crane ("Hogan's Heroes") in 1951 at WLIZ in Bridgeport Connecticut where both of Bob's parents attended Bridgeport University. In 1969 Bob and his sister Cheryl both won boy and girl banana seat bikes on The Bozo Show (Frank Avruch) in a contest sponsored by Town Talk Bread. The next day Bob sold the bike for five dollars to a childhood friend. Bob's father made him go to his friend's house to get the bike back.