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Hester Wagner

Futures Explored
Program Director
Hester Wagner is a Bay Area filmmaker and director/producer for Futures Films Production Company; located in Livermore. Since 2013, she has been running the Livermore Practical Film and Media Workshop, a vocational film making program for adults with developmental disabilities. The workshop and production company create dynamic narrative and commercial films about and by people with disabilities, as well as promotional videos, commercials and PSA’s for Bay Area clients (www.futuresfilms.org). From 2008-2013 she worked for Inclusion Films with Joey Travolta teaching in film camps and starting the workshop in Bakersfield, CA. Hester earned her BA in Theatre Arts from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN and her MA in Educational Theatre from NYU and graduated from the Michael Howard Studios Acting Conservatory. She worked in New York as a teaching artist and educator in schools and prisons before moving to California in 2007. In 2016 she received the Arts in Autism Hearts and Arts Award.