Hillevi Loven is a filmmaker, producer and still photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is making her feature-film-directing debut with the award winning Deep Run. As a Sundance Documentary Fellow, she developed Deep Run in the Sundance labs. Deep Run is the culmination of Hillevi’s own social justice work, which began with teaching media arts to LGBT youth at the NYC Hetrick Martin Institute. In collaboration with NYU anthropologist Natasha Schull, she co-directed the documentary, Buffet: All You Can Eat Las Vegas, which won Best Short from the Society of Visual Anthropology. As an artist, she has received support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Sundance Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Frameline Completion Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has produced collaborative work with the Brooklyn art collective Uniondocs, OVO, and the Brooklyn Filmmakers’ Collective. Hillevi is an alumna of Barnard College, and the Hunter College IMA MFA program.
She also has produced media for Time Warner, Condé Nast, Martha Stewart and American Express, among other companies.
Hillevi currently teaches media arts and communications at the City University of New York. (2/16)