Dez Hernandez is a natural-born storyteller, though he is most passionate about documentary filmmaking. Originally from Miami, FL, he recently joined Kindling Group in Chicago to produce the Veterans Coming Home project. Earlier this year, Dez completed his first feature-length documentary, The Balloonists: Brazil’s Guerrilla Folk Artists, which chronicles the struggles of Brazil’s underground artists pursuing the dangerous and beautiful passion that fuels them. He previously spent 7 years in Los Angeles, producing for major network and cable TV in various key roles; ranging from Casting and Development to Story and Post-Production, his credits include hits such as NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and HBO’s Luck.



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