Hillary Pierce is an Emmy Award-winning documentary producer based in Austin, Texas. She began her documentary career at Maysles Films and earned an MFA in documentary film at Wake Forest University. Her film The One Who Builds tells the story of the Muslim director of a refugee resettlement agency in the American South. She was part of the producing team of Tower, which won the Grand Jury Documentary Prize and Audience Award at SXSW in 2016, was shortlisted for an Academy Award and won the 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Historical Documentary. She is the producer of The River and the Wall (Mountainfilm 2019).