Noah Freeman Hecht is a 22-year-old filmmaker from Encinitas, California. Recently graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Film & Media Studies, he has been working behind the camera since early high school. Inspired by stories that explore themes of family, identity, and personal memory, his latest short film, Forget Me Again, was just made an official selection at the Academy Award-Qualifying Santa Barbara International Film Festival. In 2019 Noah was named a National YoungArts Finalist in Cinematic Arts, an award given only to the eight best teenage filmmakers in the nation. He is also the recipient of the 2023 Sundance Ignite X YoungArts Fellowship Award, the 2022 Paul N. Lazarus Feature Screenwriting Scholarship, and has co-directed two short documentaries made in collaboration with IMAX’s young filmmaker program In Focus.
Whether it’s behind the camera, behind the page, or in front of a crew, Noah strives for excellence in whatever it is he pursues.
Noah currently works for hire in Southern California as a freelance director & cinematographer, specializing in music videos and commercial advertising.
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