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Chris Hilton

Chris Hilton is one of Australia's most prolific and award winning producers who has made films across a broad spectrum of subjects and genres for the world's major broadcasters. He has executive produced or produced over two hundred hours of quality productions for broadcasters such as PBS, BBC, Channel Four, Arte France, ZDF, Discovery, RTE as well as local Australian television networks. Titles include The Irish Empire (5 x 60) for BBC2, RTE and SBS, Bondi (6 x 30) for Channel 4 and ABC, Year of the Dogs for BBC2 and ABC, Renzo Piano: Piece by Piece (feature) for ZDF Arte and ABC, The Colony, for SBS, RTE and The History Channel, DOPE: The Battle for the Soul of Sport for Discovery Times, CBC and ABC, Bitter Harvest for WNET New York, SBS and France 2/5. Chris's recent credits include Ten Pound Poms for ABC, BBC and The History Channel, the 7 part science makeover series Is Your House Killing You? for SBS and the theatrical feature documentary The Choir with National Geographic Films.

He also has a body of work as a producer/writer/director including Dealing with the Demon, a three hour history of the opium and heroin drug trade for ABC and PBS, Shadow Play: Indonesia's Years of Living Dangerously (2001) for BBC, PBS, SBS and Arte and Dying To Leave a series on people smuggling and trafficking which premiered in the USA on PBS in 2003 as a two hour prime time special and which won both a Logie Award and a Walkley Award for excellence in journalism.

Filmography

SHADOW PLAY »

For the last forty years in Indonesia, we have been watching a shadow play. We have seen the wayangs or shadow puppets acting out a drama and though we were unable to catch the words, we thought we could follow the story...

ADVERTISING MISSIONARIES »

In Papua New Guinea where over three quarters of the population cannot be reached by regular advertising media, markets are being developed by other means...

HACKTIVISTS, THE »

In THE HACKTIVISTS, we meet four main characters: Nart Villeneuve, a Canadian, Renaud Courvoisier, a French man, Paul Mobbs from the UK and Ricardo Dominguez from the USA...

SERPENT AND THE CROSS, THE »

Aboriginal Art and Religion in Australia. In several remote communities of outback Australia, the recurring echoes of ancient Aboriginal Creation stories are being made accessible through a new type of art...

DYING TO LEAVE »

EPISODE 1: HUMAN CARGO - HUMAN CARGO examines the dramatic increase in illegal smuggling of people, usually involving the voluntary passage of those in search of better economic or social conditions...

DEALING WITH THE DEMON »

After 75 years of a concerted global fight to restrict the supply of addictive drugs, the world is currently facing unprecedented levels of illicit drug production, with ten times more heroin produced now than during the last "plague" of the 1970s...