PARKER HILL

co-director, co-cinematographer

Parker is an NYC based writer/director who graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her thesis film, ONE GOOD PITCH, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. She co-wrote and produced the short films, BANDITO (Tribeca 2015) and WHERE THERE’S SMOKE (Tribeca 2017). Her short film HOMING IN screened at BFI London Film Festival 2017 and at MoMA with Future of Film is Female, and was released online with Short of the Week. Her short doc starring Jason Lee SANDERSON TO BRACKETTVILLE premiered online as a Vimeo Staff pick. Parker is currently in development on a feature script, and is directing music videos and commercials. As a photographer, Parker’s work has been featured on Kodak’s podcast The Kodakery, and she published her first photo book this year, The Doctor’s House.

 

When Parker was in high school, she was captain of 3 varsity sports, soccer, basketball and softball. She was a mathlete, and helmed her school’s documentary film club. She spent her school years waiting for summer so she could go to camp.

ISABEL BETHENCOURT

co-director, co-cinematographer

Isabel is a cinematographer and director from a beach near Los Angeles, California. She studied cultural anthropology, cinematography, and documentary film at NYU’s Gallatin School, where her final colloquium questioned what it means to tell “true” stories. She was awarded for Craft in Cinematography at the First Run film festival by Tisch School of the Arts, and shot a short documentary GROUNDED (2016) that premiered at the Margaret Meade Film Festival. Her work as a director and cinematographer has been published by The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Teen Vogue, and the Special Olympics of New Jersey. 

 

When Isabel was in high school, she captained her varsity water polo team, took photography classes, and drove around listening to music with her friends. Her favorite shows were True Blood and Parks & Recreation. She spent hours chatting on Skype with her best friend while they did their homework.

Parker and Isabel at 15