Kristen Hilkert is driven to tell stories that bridge the space between us. Since she was a child, she would close her eyes and imagine what it was like to see through someone else’s. Today she does it for a living.
She is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, a director/writer/editor, who has created award-winning short films and story-driven branded content full of thought-provoking worlds and moving performances. In 2020 she directed and edited ÁINE, a documentary short film which won Best "We Can Do" Film at the Bridges International Film Festival and has screened at 20+ festivals worldwide. 2017, she directed, co-wrote, and edited IN/FINITE, a short film and proof-of-concept which has since screened in independent theaters in Boston, NYC and Los Angeles, aired on DirectTV in its original format, and is available on AmazonVOD as part of the short film anthology A.I. Tales. It will soon be repackaged in the drama/sci-fi collection “5 Galaxies”. Currently she is developing a historical, music-driven drama series, a drama/sci-fi series for streaming, and a dramatic short.
Kristen has also directed + edited commercials and content for WhoWhatWear, Zappos, Origins, Laura Mercier, Goop, Macy's, Byrdie, Chandon, Tacori, SEE Eyewear, MyDomaine, SONY Music + many more. She co-wrote, produced and acted in the short films, THE WAHLBERG EFFECT and FRANK'S OUT BACK, and starred in the McWilliam Brothers' fantastic comedy-short titled HOW TO KILL YOUR CLONE, which screened at 30+ film festivals.
Kristen is all about stories that inspire us to be our best selves, whether they be fact or fiction; she would love to help you tell yours.