Hilary Brougher is a screenwriter and director living and working in N.Y.C. Brougher also is a member of Faculty in the MFA Film Program, at Columbia University School of the Arts. She wrote and directed her first feature, The Sticky Fingers of Time in 1996. She wrote and directed her second feature, Stephanie Daley in 2006. The film starred Tilda Swinton, Amber Tamblyn, Melissa Leo, Tim Hutton and Denis O’Hare. In 2006, the film won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival and Brougher won Best Director at the Milan International Film Festival, while actress Amber Tamblyn won Best Actress from The Locarno International Film Festival in 2006. The film was bought by Lifetime Television and the title changed to What She Knew. In 2014 Brougher was credited as co-writer with Tristine Skyler and director of an adaptation of Jane Mendelsohn’s novel, Innocence. In 2017, Brougher wrote and directed an original film, South Mountain which premiered at SXSW 2019 in the Narrative Features Competition. The film was highly regarded by critics including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Indiewire. In an interview with Filmmaker Magazine, Brougher discussed her micro-budget experience, "This was the smallest budget I've worked with and yet it felt the most ample."