"Hans was an absolute pleasure to work with on my film project, we spoke a lot about ideas for the musical score beforehand and we were both very much on the same page. Hans offered a lot of ideas for me to consider and was open to my suggestions. I am very happy with the final result as the music does a perfect job at bringing the finished film to life."
Alex Bourne - Director of Clownface
“I met Hans at a horror convention and I immediately knew after talking to him that he was the perfect guy for the job to compose the Space Goblins main theme. After spending some time talking online and meeting face to face, he knew exactly what I was looking for and was able to finish it very promptly.
The final result exceeded my expectations, and the professional sound helped raise the quality of Space Goblins to a very high standard. I have asked Hans to return to score more music for my future projects. I highly recommend Hans, not only he is a professional musician, he is also fun to work with and has become a good friend of mine.”
Amer Shihab – illustrator, concept artist, animator, composer
"Hans Hess came recommended to me through a producer in the film industry. He told me he was an exceptional composer in his field who was reliable, efficient and excellent in communication. Hans went above and beyond in composing a sound track for my short film. Hans sound track has proved pivotal in my film "The Inquiry" into creating an ominous and tense atmosphere. He is a true professional in every aspect and i thoroughly recommend him for future compositions. It was a pleasure working with him and I wish him all the best."
Julien Cornwall - Director
"When we were looking for a composer for our short film Invisible; Hans stood out from the crowd straight away. He was interested in the project from the start and displayed a true passion for what he does. We discussed the direction of the film, composers and soundtracks that were appropriate for the piece and he delivered a perfect soundtrack after an in-depth drafting process. Hans' music has really complimented the film and made it something we're all really proud of. We would love to work with him again in the future."
George Broad - Director - Reverie Films - UK
"Hans Hess composed the musical score for my short film Ex Demiurgus. Over the course of several months, Hans applied himself creatively and thoughtfully, working consistently to a high standard until the music had contributed to the film with highest artistic effect. His understanding of different instruments, styles and methods of composition are very impressive and it was great to work with him, as he was adept at interpreting my lay appreciation of music into the results I wanted.Hans was always approachable and open to ideas, working everyday of the week and was incredibly good value. I would recommend him to anyone wanting musical composition for any film or video based project".
Oliver Paglia - Director - UK
"I had the pleasure of working with Hans Hess on a TV production we were making in Nairobi. He was very enthusiastic in the project and keen to make a strong soundtrack for the series.Despite the tight budget, Hans delivered a fantastic score, which really lifts the characters and story of our TV series. The results were far better than I had expected. It is clear that Hans really cares about the work that he does and delivers not only a very professional sounding score but also one that fits with the director’s vision.I found him to be polite, friendly and very interesting to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an original soundtrack that enhances their film work."
Aggie Nyagary - Director/Producer - Flick Seven Pictures
"Hans composed and recorded an original soundtrack for 'New Reality' a virtual reality experience. The final production was greatly enhanced by his skilful interpretation of the style and mood of the piece, and the music fitted the theme and tone very well. His commitment to the project was great, even attending the shoot and meeting the cast. During the post production period his attention to detail and communication was superb, and delivery of the final files was technically very smooth."
Richard Cambridge - Director - UK
"Hans wrote the score for my recent short film Paralysis, I was impressed with his ability to score for the emotions of the scene and characters. Our collaboration was successful and he was able to work quickly to our tight deadline. I highly recommend Hans for anyone who needs a composer for their film."
Keith Kopp - Director - UK
"We commissioned Hans to compose and produce several works for a Sci-Fi music library project we have planned for World release. This can prove difficult for some composers who are not used to working without AV images. At all times we found Hans to be very creative and capable of achieving the results we required. We were impressed by the speed at which he worked and his ability to deliver pieces quickly and his collaborative approach to any suggestions we made. We recommend his services to anyone seeking a composer/producer for soundtrack productions"
John McDonald - Managing Director - Fable Music - Australia
"Hans and I recently collaborated on a score for my short film, Cleaner Than Life. With his excellent communication skills, his creativity and talent with musical composition using a guitar, he was able to deliver a soundtrack that excelled my expectations. I would not hesitate in recommending Hans in a field that he is so passionate about."
Sandy McKellar - Filmmaker and freelance script supervisor for BBC
"I worked with Hans on a television commercial show on BBC worldwide throughout Europe and the Middle East and he gave us exactly what we wanted. His professional attitude and musical empathy was exceptional. He interpreted our very, non musical, directions and requests brilliantly. His friendly but professional manner leaves with no hesitation to recommend him again!"
Dave Cox - Television, Film and photography at BBC
"Hans is an incredibly talented composer with tremendous flair and passion in his music. His compositions are breathtaking, dramatic, and always full of character--he is also very easy to work with."
Ahou Yazmine - Filmmaker
''I have found Hans to be an enthusiastic and dedicated collaborator in terms of listening to what is needed for the music and understanding fully how to represent the various emotions and atmospheres in my films in music form with excellent results.''
Samuel Dore - Bursteardrum Films - UK
''In collaboration with Hans I have created some exciting music especially with the Hipopera, a musical based on the John Gay’s Beggar’s Opera but updated with contemporary lyrics and tunes. Hopefully this will be staged next March 2014 at the Trinity Community Arts Centre. Bristol Experimental Theatre Company are currently touring with their new productions which includes the play the Pole Dancer. Working in collaboration with Hans, the song Drown my Sun which is the climax to the play received wide acclaim for its originality and power.''
Martine Shackerley-Bennett - Bristol Experimental Theatre - UK
''Hans immediately understood the needs of the film and created a soundtrack that matched its various moods perfectly. As the producer, I was equally impressed by the speed with which he responded to the brief. I look forward to working with Hans again.''
Simon McNeill-Ritchie - Royal Victoria Patriotic Building - UK
''Hans is a very capable and responsive composer who has helped out on two of my productions - one of which was for a prestigious competition. He is highly creative and personable and a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending Hans to anyone who needs a versatile composer to create great music.''
Brendan O'Neill - Writer/Producer/Director - Stickleback Productions - UK
''I recommend Hans Hess as a talented composer who delivers great results efficiently and meets even tightest deadlines. Hans had created score for my trailer Dreams and Beyong. He delivered the 1st draft in less then 24 hours! Later, communicating by Skype, we had made improvements, which has been approved by both of us. Hans is a great creative collaborator, who offers friendly approach along efficient product delivery. He is generous with the time dedicated to the project and attentive to the director's notes and requirements.''
Nikka Lorak - Film Director/Creative Producer - UK
''Hans, along with the colleague Franzen, was commissioned to compose an original piece of music to a 3 and half minute short. We connected though linked in and a pointed inquiry about the film music led us collaborating. Hans' work has been innovative and of a very high standard. He took on board everything I said, took direction well and managed to surprise me with quality and creativity. A trial and error process of experimenting to find the right sound has resulted in a very assured and right soundtrack. I am looking forward to working again with Hans in the future.''
Shekhar Bassi - Screenwriter at Shoebox Films - UK