Hillary Bachelder

Hillary Bachelder is an award-winning documentary director, cinematographer, and editor based in Taos, New Mexico. Hillary began her career with the renowned social issue documentary company Kartemquin Films, where she was the former Director of Production and earned credits on over a dozen of the company’s critically acclaimed films and series including the Emmy-award-winning TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI, POV’s RAISING BERTIE, and Oscar-nominated MINDING THE GAP. After founding Backbone Films in 2016, Hillary went on to earn cinematography credits on films such as THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE, which premiered at SxSW in 2020, Frontline’s AMERICAN VOICES: A NATION IN TURMOIL, and the award-winning ANY GIVEN DAY. Her editing work includes the Frontline feature AMERICAN RECKONING, National Geographic’s THE FLAGMAKERS (nominated for a 2022 Critics Choice Award and shortlisted for an Oscar), an Edward R Murrow award-winning New York Times collaboration, and an upcoming Showtime series. Hillary is the director, shooter, and editor of the critically-acclaimed feature documentary REPRESENT, which premiered in over 60 theaters across the country and broadcast nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens in October 2020.