Hilleke is a filmmaker located in Birmingham, AL who's been making
motion pictures in one way or another for almost two
decades. As a die-hard independent he writes, edits, scores and directs
but it's his cinematography that's kept food on the table and small
budgets available for his own work. Over the years he's travelled the
world shooting everything from corporate video, commercials, reality tv
and focus groups to short and feature length narrative and documentary
FILMS YOU MAY HAVE SEEN with HILLEKE as the DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY
"A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE"
Some of his more notable feature-length
contributions of cinematography include the thriller, A Horrible Way
to Die by longtime
collaborator Adam Wingard, a sex comedy, Autoerotic by Joe Swanberg and, most
recently, the HBO documentary Gideon's Army directed by Dawn Porter which
premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to win the Best Editing
Award for US Documentaries.
have included (to name only a few) Converse, Under Armour, John Deere,
HBO and Mercedes-Benz and his work has been seen through conduits such
as IFC, TLC, Food Network, HGTV, Netflix, Anchor Bay and HBO.
HE'S a KID at HEART!
The whole reason he
began making films was to connect with those around him in a creative
and enduring way and to eventually spend all his time making his own
films to share. With each year he gets closer to living that dream.
Between gigs as a DP he's managed to produce a slue of his own
award-winning narrative and documentary short films including the 2009
Sidewalk Film Festival's Audience Choice Award Winner Some of What I
Know About Tommy which
follows a man struggling with Paranoid Schizophrenia in Hilleke's home
neighborhood, Five Points South. You can view most of his short films
by clicking on the 'film' tab above.
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