Michael Hilliard is a film, television and transmedia producer.
His television series credits include Chef’s Table (for NETFLIX world-wide), the International Emmy® Award nominated The Great Crusade for Qantas and Tourism New Zealand, ICONOCLASTS (for Sundance Channel USA), The Poker Star (Network TEN and oneHD – Australia ), Fast Cars and Superstars (ABC – USA), KOBE Mentu (CCTV5 – China), The Art of Walking (National Geographic – International), Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer, an unflinching biography of Australia’s greatest Olympian, for the ABC and Screen Australia, and the Beastie Boys’ AWESOME I F#&CKING SHOT THAT (feature film – TH!NK/ oscilloscope).
His work with a range of award-winning actors, musicians, artists and sports figures including Robert Redford, Bryan Brown, Paul Newman, Cate Blanchett, Will Arnett, Phil Lloyd, Tom Ford, Jeff Koons, Kobe Bryant, the Beastie Boys, Good Charlotte, Michael Stipe, Paul Simon and P.Diddy blends pop culture with documentary and television. His work has been recognized by the Cannes Lions, the ONE show, the Directors Guild of America, and the Emmys, and has become part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Michael Hilliard is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Australian Film Institute, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) and the Screen Producers Association of Australia. He has served as a judge for the AFI’s, the International Emmy’s, the Cannes Lions, as the president of the inaugural Branded Content and Entertainment jury at the Spikes Asia advertising festival, and most recently as a judge for the D&AD Awards in London.