Hilary Balmond

I enjoy cutting all kinds of factual and documentary films and programs - especially feature documentaries, but I would happily accept the challenge of cutting some scripted drama projects. I'm also honoured to have been involved in cutting many First Nations films.

My credits as a feature documentary editor include The Skin of Others (2020) for which I received an ASE nomination for Best Editor in a Feature Documentary, It All Started with a Stale Sandwich (2019), Night Parrot Stories (2016), Suzy and the Simple Man (2016), and A Common Purpose (2012). I have also edited major TV factual series most recently as Lead Editor on And We Danced (2021), Two Scottish Vets Down Under (BBC/ABC 2020), the AACTA award winning ABC-TV series Life on the Reef (2015), and Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl (SBS 2014).

I have also turned my hand to directing and my debut documentary film as director, Champion Girls (2019), explored the Australian “girls and ladies only” sport of Physie, and screened on ABC TV for International Women’s Day in 2020.

I strongly believe in the vital role that documentary can play as a tool of education and advocacy, and seek to bring distinctive voices and perspectives to public attention.I have spent many years as an educator with the Documentary Australia Foundation’s Youth and Education programs and I am mother to two young storytellers with their own unique views on life. Based in the Southern Highlands of NSW, in 2018 I was the recipient of the Veolia Mulwaree Trust’s Creative Arts Scholarship.
Membership type: Full
And We Danced (3 part ABC TV series) Lead Editor 2021
The Skin of Others (feature documentary) Nominated for Best Editing in a Feature Documentary Editor 2020
Two Scottish Vets Downunder (TV series BBC/ABC) Editor 2020
It All Started With a Stale Sandwich: 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects Co-Editor 2019
David Stratton’s ‘Stories of Australian Cinema’ (EP 3 and the Feature version Co-Editor) Editor 2016
Suzy and the Simple Man (feature documentary) Editor 2016
Night Parrot Stories (feature documentary) Editor 2015
Life on the Reef (4 part TV series) Editor 2014
Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl (4 part TV series) Editor 2013-2014
A Common Purpose (feature documentary) Editor 2011
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