Kristian R. Hill

Beverly Hills CA

Kristian R. Hill

Beverly Hills CA

With two decades of acclaimed career experience as a filmmaker, videographer and director, Emmy-nominated Kristian R. Hill is celebrated as one of Motor City’s most respected creative professionals. Now based in Los Angeles, he is currently working on the feature-length documentary “God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines.”

Kristian’s other high-profile accomplishments include: short film “Electric Roots,” which he produced, directed and showcased at numerous film festivals around the world; “Postcards: Mandela,” an Africa Channel special feature that he also produced, directed and starred in, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award; and an integral role in the critically acclaimed documentary & TV mini-series “Icons Among Us: Jazz In The Present Tense,” praised by the American Film Institute as an example of “filmmaking excellence” in 2010.

Among Kristian’s previous career stops, he served as a Video Editor with the NFL Network for nearly eight years, working as a Seasonal Editor for Features & special projects. In 2014, he was a Co-Series Producer for DVD “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever,” produced by Phase Three Productions. Additional roles include: Lead Editor for GTM’s “Masters of the Mix” (Season 2); Editor for SiTV; Video Editor at Technicolor; and Media Coordinator at HBO.

Kristian’s work has been showcased on ESPN, The NFL Network, HBO, BET and SITV, while he has delivered for the likes of Warner Bros. Records, Overbrook Entertainment (Will, Jaden and Willow Smith, in partnership with Justin Bieber), Simmons-Lathan Media Group and NBC-TV Networks.

He earned a Master’s degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from New School University, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Kristian also has a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies & Affairs from Morgan State University, where he served as VP of the Student Government Association.

  • Work
    • Filmmaker
  • Education
    • The New School for Social Research, Morgan State University