Feature Documentary by Keith Maitland
Hillary Pierce, Coordinating Producer + Impact Producer

On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

Feature Documentary by Keith Maitland
Hillary Pierce, Coordinating Producer + Field Producer

Packed wall to wall with the greatest music from Texas and beyond, with performances from Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Charles, Beck, Alabama Shakes, and Radiohead, A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY is music to the ears of fans everywhere. This film highlights the PBS series’ evolution, proving that after 40 years, ACL is more relevant now than ever before. Featuring interviews with dozens of artists and fans, and untold insights from long-time producer Terry Lickona, A SONG FOR YOU transcends the TV show and gives audiences a front-row seat and backstage pass to the greatest performances of the longest running music show in television history.

The One Who Builds

Medium Length Documentary
Hillary Pierce, Co-Director/Co-Producer

The One Who Builds is a 37 minute documentary film about the life and work of Dr. Omer Omer, once a Sudanese refugee, now an American citizen who is paying it forward as the director of a refugee resettlement organization. In Greensboro, Omer has transcended boundaries dictated by society, race and religion to build a new village, one friendship at a time.

The Light of Right:
The Works and Witness of Dr. Albert Paul Brinson

Digital Documentary Exhibit
Hillary Pierce, Director/Producer

The Light of Right seeks to share the work of Dr. Albert Paul Brinson, an activist in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960′s, a close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a minister in the American Baptist Church. Dr. Brinson has been witness to some of the greatest events and most influential people of our time and a participant in the molding of our country as we know it today. This project outlines his beginnings in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta, his activism in the Civil Rights Movement while a student at Morehouse, and his work today as a minister and “living source” who speaks on the life and work of his friend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.