Hilary Van Hoose

Hilary Van Hoose

Director, editor and screenwriter in Los Angeles, California

About Hilary

Hilary is an aspiring editor, currently earning a Film & Television Production M.F.A. at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts with emphases in editing, directing and writing.

She focuses on creating content with strong female characters that is uplifting, adventurous, and funny. Movies like A League of Their Own, Star Wars, and I.Q., and shows like 30 Rock, Star Trek: TNG, Mork & Mindy, The X-Files, and Due South are some of her favorites.

Hilary studied abroad in Paris her senior year of undergrad and spent a great deal of time in the Sierra Nevada, Hawaii, and the Monterey Bay area – where she grew up. Visiting places like the Bodie ghost town, Volcanoes National Park, or Versailles and imagining the stories that could take place within them has influenced many of the stories she wants to tell.

Name: Hilary Van Hoose

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director, Editor and Screenwriter


  • The Dale C. Olson “You Heard it Here First” Award for Excellence in Entertainment Communication in Honor of Victoria Oakie for merits in comedy

  • “The Gold of San Francisco” was featured in the 2012 Santa Cruz Film Festival’s Student Showcase


  • North Platte

    North Platte (2015)
    TV Movie by University of Southern California Co-Director A situation comedy pilot about the dysfunctional Newberry family who, upon their matriarch’s death, each believe they are solely entitled to inherit her house.

  • Standing Up

    Standing Up (2014)
    Film by Hilary Van Hoose (Comedy, Romance and Short) Director and Writer Penelope is a bagger at a convenience store who dreams of doing stand-up comedy. When a handsome customer named Cecil asks her out to an open mic night at a comedy club, she must overcome her stage fright to live her dream and to be with Cecil.

  • Entitled

    Entitled (2014)
    TV Movie by A.J. Frydman (Comedy) Editor and Gaffer After the family's matriarch dies, the estranged Newberry family moves into her home, each of them believing they are entitled to the property.

  • This Is Not a Bollywood Movie

    This Is Not a Bollywood Movie (2014)
    Film by Uttera Singh (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer

  • The Gold of San Francisco

    The Gold of San Francisco (2012)
    Film by John Jota Leanos (History, Animation and Short) Co-Editor, Sound Designer, Co-Writer, Co-Cinematographer, Co-Director


  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

  • University of California-Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

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