Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman in Hesher

Joseph Gordon Levitt channels his inner tormentor in his next film called Hesher.


Director Spencer Susser who is known for his short film I love Sarah Jane. It featured then unknown Mia Wasikowska, who has gone to become quite a star and is featured alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

Now after working on a host of commercials and music videos he has finally completed his first feature length film. It is an indie drama called Hesher and stars indie stars Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rain Wilson and Natalie Portman. Susser has been developing the movie for the last four years. The film was co written by David Michod. It tells the story of a 13 year old boy named T.J. After loosing his mother he is forced to live with his pill popping father and his elderly Grandmother. A young man with a troubled past named Hesher takes the role of both mentor and tormentor leading the little T.J. into loads of trouble he could never imagine.




A young grocery clerk named Nicole played by Natalie Portman steps in to protect T.J. from a vicious attack, and become the object of the child’s every desire. On the other hand Hesher enters Grandma’s house and begins to get accepted over there. The film will be releasing during the Sundance Film Festival next year.

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John has a keen sense of what ticks in the world of film. He can also be seen in three distinct short film titled Woken Shell, The Tea Shop in the Moon and The Waiting. Cinema has been the basic diet he has been on for the last 10 years. His personality can be judged by the choices of his films.


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