Amy Hill was the first female commercial director ever nominated for the prestigious DGA Commercial Directing Award and together with her husband/DP, Chris Riess, she has won Effies, Clios, and Webby awards for her work in addition to being a part of the New Directors Showcase at Cannes. A trailer for the Sundance Film Festival, and subsequent collaboration with Robert Redford, placed her at her first production company.
She has worked with numerous organizations, including The American Heart Association, Human Rights Coalition, Salvation Army, St. Judes, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, and many more. Major companies such as Pepsi, Bank of America, Siemens, P&G, USMC, and Chase have worked with her to create branded content that is distinguished for its candor and insight. Just this past year, her 2018 midterm films for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee were instrumental in reaching voters. Her piece for AdCouncil about fathers and daughters has received one million dollars in free air time since September of 2018 and her work highlighting stories about people with disabilities has garnered her national attention.
Her short documentary “HULA GIRL” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April of 2018 and has gone on to win multiple awards and screen at some of the most prestigious festivals both nationally and internationally including Mill Valley, Hot Springs, Sydney, Palm Springs Shortfest, Edmonton, St. Louis, Napa Valley, and many more. In the spring of 2019, “Hula Girl” will be featured in The Atlantic.