Hilary Durman worked as an English and Drama teacher for 14 years before she moved into television. Her first job was at Television South, where she was one of the founders of Artswork. Hilary is now co-director of award-winning independent production company, Redbird.
She has won three BAFTAs for dramas, including Oddsquad by John Godber and Dream On by Ray Harrison Graham, and produced documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. She was Executive Producer of VEE-TV, New Shoots and The Shooting Party, three Channel 4 series designed to bring deaf and disabled people into television production and film-making. In 2009 she produced The Time of Their Lives for BBC Storyville and the UK Film Council, and she is currently producing two documentaries set in Morocco: Circus of the Sun about the street children who are forming Morocco’s first professional circus school, and Casablanca Calling, following the work and lives of Morocco’s first female Muslim leaders. Her latest film is feature documentary Donor Unknown, following the story of 20 year old JoEllen Marsh, on a journey to find the sperm donor father she only knows as Donor 150. Donor Unknown has won audience awards at Silverdocs and Tribeca Film Festivals and is being screened in the UK and across Europe, the US and Canada.
Hilary is a trustee of Blast Theory as well as Artswork.