RECENT WORK

 

THE RISE OF POLICE BODY CAMERAS

New York Times Video Series by Brent McDonald and Hillary Bachelder

This four-chapter video series examines the challenges and incentives — social, political and economic — surrounding the rapid rise of police body cameras around the country. Is the technology delivering on its promise of transparency and accountability, and what are the ultimate consequences for law enforcement agencies and the communities they record?

Watch the series through the New York Times website.

 

EMBODIES

Directed, produced, and edited by Hillary Bachelder

Embodies is a new take on body image– one that involves bruises and art and caskets. The film profiles three women with decidedly different relationships to the human form as they navigate the challenges of standing naked in a room full of strangers, raising a family and participating in an underground sport, and working with the dead for a living. Premiered at the Big Sky Film Festival in 2014.

Watch the companion short Nude (over 200,000 views online)

 

REPRESENT

Directed and Produced by Hillary Bachelder

An in-progress documentary following the movement of women across the country seeking to change the face of our democracy. This is an intimate story of those new to politics fighting for their communities and navigating challenges on and off the campaign trail. Follow us on Facebook for production updates during the 2017 and 2018 elections.

 

any gIVEN DAY

Directed by Margaret Byrne // Produced by Hillary Bachelder

A feature-length documentary about the Cook County Mental Health Court– a program designed to offer alternatives to jail for those dealing with mental illness. The film follows three participants during their probation and in the months following their release. Stay tuned for more information & media in 2017.

 

the men that i met

Photography & captions by Hillary Bachelder

A collection of photos and short essays documenting interactions with men on the street who solicit me to take their picture. A complex exploration of "street harassment" and its manifestations.

View the series here.

 

KARTEMQUIN AT 50

Edited by Hillary Bachelder

Kartemquin Films is a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society. In 2016, Kartemquin celebrated 50 years of sparking democracy through documentary.

 

 

RAISING BERTIE

Trailer Edited by Hillary Bachelder

An intimate, six year portrait of three African American boys growing into adulthood in rural North Carolina, exploring complex relationships between generational poverty, educational inequity, and race. Learn more at http://raisingbertie.com/

 

 

VERITE CINEMA REEL

Shooting by Hillary Bachelder

Documentary cinematography reel 2017. Shot FS7 and FS5.


The following films are not available online. Please contact me directly for links and additional information about my creative involvement.

 

HARD EARNED // 2015

  Kartemquin Films & Al Jazeera America //  Producer Maggie Bowman   CREDIT: ASSOCIATE EDITOR & POST SUPERVISOR

  Kartemquin Films & Al Jazeera America //  Producer Maggie Bowman

  CREDIT: ASSOCIATE EDITOR & POST SUPERVISOR

UNBROKEN GLASS // 2016

  Kartemquin Films // Director Dinesh Sabu   CREDIT: ADDITIONAL EDITOR

  Kartemquin Films // Director Dinesh Sabu

  CREDIT: ADDITIONAL EDITOR

ALL THE QUEEN'S HORSES // 2016

  Kartemquin Films & Helios Digital // Director Kelly Pope       CREDIT: DEMO EDITOR

  Kartemquin Films & Helios Digital // Director Kelly Pope    

  CREDIT: DEMO EDITOR

WHEN CLAUDE GOT SHOT // in production

  371 Productions & ITVS // Director Brad Lichtenstein   CREDIT: DEMO EDITOR

  371 Productions & ITVS // Director Brad Lichtenstein

  CREDIT: DEMO EDITOR

AREA 2 // in production

  Spinach Pie Productions & Kartemquin Films //  Director James Sorrels   CREDIT: DEMO EDITOR

  Spinach Pie Productions & Kartemquin Films //  Director James Sorrels

  CREDIT: DEMO EDITOR

WORKERS CUP // 2017

  Mediadante // Director Adam Sobel   CREDIT: ADDITIONAL EDITING

  Mediadante // Director Adam Sobel

  CREDIT: ADDITIONAL EDITING

AMERICA TO ME // in production

  Kartemquin Films & Participant Media //  Director Steve James   CREDIT: DEMO EDITOR

  Kartemquin Films & Participant Media //  Director Steve James

  CREDIT: DEMO EDITOR