CHRIS HILLEKE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Chris Hilleke is a filmmaker from Birmingham, Alabama who has been making motion pictures for more than two decades. As a die-hard independent he writes, edits, scores and directs, but it is his cinematography that has kept food on the table and small budgets available for his own work. Some of Chris’ more notable feature-length contributions in cinematography include: Gideon’s Army, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and A Horrible Way to Die, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010. Chris’ commercial clients include U.S. Space Camp, Mercedes-Benz, Subway, and Southern Progress. He also has produce his own award-winning, short narrative and documentary 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.