Hillary Pierce is an Austin-based documentary storyteller and producer. She was 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 nominated for a Peabody Award. It is now available on Netflix. In 2017, she produced a North American film and speaking tour for photographer Chris Burkard’s UNDER AN ARCTIC SKY documentary and launched The Wild Texas Film Tour with filmmaker and conservationist Ben Masters, a 13-city endeavor showcasing short films and speakers highlighting conservation, wildlife, and outdoor adventure. She is currently developing new projects, consulting for fellow filmmakers, and producing the feature documentary THE RIVER AND THE WALL.