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EDUCATION


Department of Theatre, Film, and Television, UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
Graduated Cum Laude

Department of Fine Arts, Grossmont College
Associate's Degree

AWARDS AND HONORS


2015 Director of "Best Supporting Actor" Performance - BNFF Awards
2015 Director of "Best Score" Winner - BNFF Awards
2015 Director of "Best Narrative Film" - Laughlin Int. Film Festival
2014 Director of "Best Screenplay" - Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival
2014 Director of "Best of the Fest." Award - Red Dirt Int. Film Festival
2014 Director of "Best Lead Actor" Performance - Red Dirt Int. Film Festival
2013 Director of "Best Actor" Performance - Indian Cine Film Festival
2011 Official Selection to the Cannes Film Festival for 12-Steps to Recovery
2009 Best Cinematography for YeYe, UCLA Thesis Film Awards
2008 Gene Reynolds Grant for Excellence in the field of Motion Pictures
2007 Motion Pictures Association of America Scholarship for Film Production
2005 Best Director for Proof, Martin Players Award
2004 Best Actor for The Cripple of Inishmaan, UIL 5A State Competition

FEATURE FILMS, TV & WEBSERIES:

Director of Photography
2015 Residue Feature
2013 Peacekeepers Webseries
2013 The Eye of Horus Webseries
2013 How Are You So Sexy Television
2012 Woman vs. Workout Television
2012 Three Holes, Two Brads, and a
2012 Smoking Gun (2nd Unit) Feature
2011 Rooftops Feature
2011 Tonya and Nancy: THE MUSICAL Feature
2010 In Sicily (Newfoundland Unit) Feature
2010 12 Steps to Recovery Webseries
2009 Follow the Leader Feature
2007 Extended Family Feature
2007 Discovery Channel Spot Television

DOCUMENTARIES:

Director of Photography
2014 MMA Vladar Productions
2014 Jeremy Scott Vladar Productions
2013 Aqua Quest Independent
2013 Yip Harburg Doc Baraka Productions
2011 New York on Set TCM
2011 Reza Independent
2010 Trespass Taschen
2010 Boyz Under the Hood Bill Gates fdn
2010 Kennedy MSNBC
2009 Cope Independent
2009 Prop 8 Independent
2009 Beepball Independent
2008 Gramps' Box of Films Independent

SHORTS, COMMERCIALS & MUSIC VIDEOS:

Director of Photography
2015 Task Essentials Spot Commercial
2015 Sony 4K Spot Commercial
2014 A Dog's Best Day Commercial
2014 A Savage Man Short
2014 Over Dinner Short
2014 The Maestro Music Video
2014 Uno Más Commercial
2014 Arla Commercial
2014 Journey Into the Abyss Short
2013 It's a Long Way Music Video
2013 You Don‘t know Me Music Video
2013 It Shoulda Been Me Music Video
2013 Hallelujah Short
2013 Slip Short
2013 Spectrophobia Short
2013 This God Damn House Music Video
2013 Tracker Short
2013 American Dream Short
2013 Ciao Bella Short
2013 Marvin Short
2011 Despina Short
2011 Samurai Short
2011 Looks Short
2011 Party Girl Music Video
2011 Lizards Short
2010 Sleepless Nights Short
2010 Coffee and Pie Short
2010 Acquired Taste Short
2010 Different Kind of Girl Music Video
2010 Make My Body Rock Music Video
2010 Celebrities in Disgrace Short
2010 Coke Light Commercial
2010 Rebecca Short
2010 Holy Roller Short
2010 Hungry Spirits Short
2010 Lee, From Gas Station People Short
2009 Lupercalia Short
2009 Indigo Road Short
2009 This Town Short
2009 Every Body Short
2009 Eden Short
2008 Felt LIke a Day Short
2008 My Brister Short
2008 Man With Knife Short
2008 YeYe Short
2008 Tape Short
2008 They Came Sprayin' Short
2007 Everywhere and Here Short
2007 Mistaken Short
2006 Scorned Short
2006 Puzzled Short
2005 Mythaphobia Short

COLORIST


2015 Task Essentials Spot DaVinci Resolve
2014 A Savage Man Apple Color
2013 American Dream DaVinci Resolve
2012 Three Holes, Two Brads, and a
2012 Smoking Gun DaVinci Resolve
2011 Despina Apple Color
2011 Looks Apple Color
2011 Party Girl Apple Color
2010 The Mercury Project Apple Color
2010 Yvette Apple Color
2010 Lee, From Gas Station People Apple Color
2010 Solo Apple Color
2010 Lupercalia Apple Color
2009 My Superhero Apple Color
2009 Indigo Road Apple Color
2008 My Brister Apple Color
2007 Extended Family Apple Color
2006 Puzzled Apple Color

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER


2015 Task Essentials Spot Director
2015 Sony 4K Spot Director
2014 A Savage Man Producer/Director
2013 The Eye of Horus Producer
2012 Three Holes, Two Brads, and a Smoking Gun Producer/Director
2011 Despina Co-Director
2011 Looks Co-Director
2011 Party Girl Producer/Director
2010 Sleepless Nights Producer/Director
2009 Casey Jones Producer
2009 Cope Producer
2009 Indigo Road Producer/Director
2008 My Brister Producer/Director
2008 Man With Knife Director
2007 Mistaken Producer/Director
2007 Extended Family Producer/Director
2007 Everywhere and Here Producer/Director
2006 Puzzled Producer/Director

THEATRE


2014 Henri Shnuffle (Touring Show) Light Designer
2013 One Day in the Life of Henri Shnuffle Light Designer
2013 STRAWBERRY THEATRE FESTIVAL: Plastic Couch Light Designer
2011 OVERTURN THEATRE ENSEMBLE Member
2010 MILAGRO THEATRE: Association of Hip Light Designer
2010 SAN GABRIEL MISSION PLAYHOUSE Light Designer
2010 WINGS THEATRE: Only God Can Judge Me Light/Set Designer
2009 CHECHOV STUDIO INTERNATIONAL: The Seagull Light/Set Designer
2008 ROYCE HALL Lighting Tech
2007 WATERTOWER THEATRE Lighting Tech
2006 RAY AND JOAN KROC THEATRE Audio Visual
2005 ALL-STAR EVENTS Audio Visual
2004 SHOWTIME PRODUCTIONS Audio Visual

COMPUTER SKILLS


Proficient in Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro,
Cinema Tools, Apple Color, DaVince Resolve, Pro Tools, RedCine-X Pro, Sony Raw, Word, Excel, PC and MAC

WORKSHOP & TRAINING


Experienced with Onlining RED footage, RED Workflow, Arri Alexa Workflow, Conventional Coverage and
Eye Line, Steady Cam Operation, Movi M15 Operation, 5 Camera Studio Setup, TV Studio Lighting Techniques,
Video Switcher Operation, Green Screen Cinematography and Keying

SPECIAL SKILLS


Drone Operation, Underwater Cinematography, Sky Diving, Timelapse Photography, Rock Climbing, Nature Photography,
Carpentry, Conversational Portuguese, Beginner's Spanish and Italian


Award Winning Cinematographer, Hilarion Banks is best known for his mix of stark, expressionistic lighting and naturalistic capabilities. His work can be seen in documentaries, narratives, music vids, web series, and commercials.

His theatrical credits range from designing for off-Broadway, to working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and his skillset includes, lighting, sound, rigging, and carpentry and he is currently a member of the Overturn Theatre Ensemble and Sprat Theatre Co.

As an accomplished director and producer, Hilarion has completed and distributed features, web series, and shorts. He's also recently signed with the Pico and Hudson Agency as a commercial director. He's been privileged to make films on 5 continents and in 5 different languages and his films have been accepted into over 100 film festivals around the world.