Hilda’s credits include feature films, commercials, documentaries, and television series shot in the United States, China, Kuwait, Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico. She has an MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and also honed her talents in workshops at Maine Media. Her cinematography credits include the CBS documentary TV series 48 Hours, Dead Silent, I See You, Alivio, Let Them Eat Cake, A Guy Walks Into a Bar, and Sebastian. Her credits as a camera operator include I Tonya, Stranger Things, The Nice Guys, Good Girls, Shots Fired, Hap and Leonard, MacGyver, and South of Nowhere.
Her cinematography has won prizes at the International Cinematographers Guild and at the ICG Emerging Cinematographer Awards. She’s a member of the Mexican Society of Cinematographers (AMC), a distinction achieved through invitation only. In the U.S. she also belongs to the Society of Camera Operators (Local 600); and, in Mexico, the film union STPyC.
Being born and raised in Mexico – a place full of texture, colors, and vibrancy – helped to stimulate her visual imagination. Her gift for harnessing compelling images in the service of telling a story was evident early on and led to her being awarded the student Emmy of the Academy of Television Art and Sciences for the short film A Piece of Earth. The film also won first place in several international film festivals and was an official selection at the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography ¨Camerimage¨ in Poland.
Currently based in Atlanta, Hilda travels between Mexico, Los Angeles and the world, working on a wide range of projects. She recently completed principal photography on the feature film 108 Stitches, shot in Mexico. She also teaches workshops and seminars at film schools in the U.S. and Mexico