Hilary Brougher is a screenwriter and director living and working in NYC. Her most recent original feature, SOUTH MOUNTAIN, starring Talia Balsam, Scott Cohen, Andrus Nichols, Michael Oberholtzer, Naian Gonzalez, Macaulee Rusnak, and Midori Francis, premiered at SXSW in 2019 and is now streaming in the US. STEPHANIE DALEY, starring Tilda Swinton, Amber Tamblyn, Melissa Leo, Tim Hutton, and Denis O’Hare premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, where it won The Waldo Salt Award for Screenwriting. Her first feature, THE STICKY FINGERS OF TIME (1996), was produced by Isen Robbins, Susan Stover, and Good Machine and was an official selection at the Venice, Rotterdam, SXSW, and Toronto International Film Festivals, and it was released theatrically in the US in 1997.

Hilary is a full-time member of Faculty in the MFA Film Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and she chaired the program from 2019–2021.

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