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Hillary Pierce is an Emmy Award-winning documentary producer based in Austin, Texas. She is drawn to stories about the meaning of home, unity in diversity, and seeks to reach new audiences with her projects. She is a part of the producing team behind Keith Maitland's dual 2016 documentaries TOWER and A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY. Hillary began her documentary career at Maysles Films under the tutelage of Direct Cinema pioneer Albert Maysles and earned an MFA in Documentary Film at Wake Forest University. TOWER won the Grand Jury Documentary Prize and Audience Award at SXSW in 2016, broadcast nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens in February 2017, was shortlisted for an Academy Award and won the 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Historical Documentary. She most recently produced THE RIVER AND THE WALL directed by Ben Masters that premiered at SXSW in 2019 and won the Louis Black "Lone Star" Award. It was released theatrically and digitally in May of 2019 and will have its broadcast premiere on STARZ this fall.


She is currently writing, developing new projects, and consulting for fellow filmmakers.