I divide my time between documentary filmmaking and working as a cinematographer. My documentaries focus on international social issues, in particular children's rights. They are commissioned by non-profit organizations in order both to raise awareness and funds. This line of work has taken me from India and Mongolia to Rwanda and the Palestinian territories. As a cinematographer, I've worked on a number of short films, which have been selected for festivals and aired on public television. I am part of the production company Art+Practice.
I was born and grew up in a small town in Switzerland, among green pastures and cows. At the age of thirteen, I shot my first film: Total Carnage. Three years later, I moved to the United States to continue my education. The culture shock was acute. I completed high school in North Carolina and went on to study both Cinema Studies and English Literature at Oberlin College ('11). This is where I fell in love with documentary filmmaking.
If you would like to commission a film or hire me as a cinematographer, please get in touch at contact(at)hilliard.ch. I am always looking to meet and collaborate with creative people.
Name: Micha Hilliard
Lives in: Chattanooga, Tennessee