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 projects!

My credits as a feature documentary editor include The Skin of Others (2020), 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 including the AACTA award winning ABC-TV series Life on the Reef (2015), Two Scottish Vets Down Under (BBC/ABC 2020) and Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl (SBS 2014).

I am also turning 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.
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CREDITS
The Skin of Others (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.) 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
Emergency Bikers - Ultimate series, Ch5 UK (TV series) Offline Editor 2011
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