"Jon Heder really stank 'em up."
Jerusha Hess is Sundance royalty. She and her husband Jared Hess broke out in a big way with 2004's indie comedy Napoleon Dynamite, which went on to become a pop culture sensation and inspire an animated television series of the same name. This year, Jerusha is attending Sundance with her directorial debut, Austenland, a new comedy starring Keri Russell as a Jane Austen fan who attends a fantasy camp promising love and period piece accuracy.
CraveOnline sat down with the director to talk about how she made Austenland her own, why Bret McKenzie didn't write a song for the film, working with Stephenie Meyer on a movie about obsessed fandom and whatever happened to those moon boots from Napoleon Dynamite (pro tip: don't try to smell them).