Sandy with young daughter Melinda Hess
Sandy with young daughter Melinda Hess


Melinda’s career has spanned over 25 years in film, video & interactive media. Initially a TV news cinematographer, she became a film editor, cutting award winning documentaries for PBS and independent producers. Her passion is telling people’s stories. From her first documentary based on the diaries of pioneer women, she strives to illuminate historic moments through first person accounts. Her current projects, a feature length documentary film and transmedia project follow her journey to uncover the story of her Jewish father’s participation in the covert missile project between U.S. and German Nazis rocket scientists that launched the American Space Program.

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Director/Cross-Media Designer

Patricia directs interdisciplinary collaborative teams producing story-based emerging cross-media experiences, prototypes and products. She is writing the documentary scenes with interactive engagement as part of the design. She is currently designing the transmedia documentary online and app experiences. As a member of a cooperative co-working Mobile App Development Group she is creating apps for filmmakers. She loves science stories, science fairs and looking at the stars in dark skies.

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