Tilke Hill is an actor, writer, director and intimacy coordinator based in New York. She holds a BA in Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. She holds an MA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Buffalo, the State University of New York where she was part of the inaugural class, led by luminary Sarah Bey-Cheng. Her thesis project, WHY I MURDERED MY ROOMMATE (2019), is a dark comedy micro-series that premiered on Memorable Entertainment Television. She co-directed RUST BELT DRILLER (2021), a delightful grindhouse body horror film that premiered at Dances with Films in Los Angeles. Her digital short, QUEER SUFFRAGIST (2020), commissioned by WNED/PBS, is a mixed media documentary illustrating history’s erasure of the personal lives of the queer women who fought for equal voting rights.
Tilke proudly served as the Buffalo International Film Festival’s Diversity Development Director (2014) and Festival Director (2015 - 2019). She was awarded as an ‘Emergent Leader’ by the City of Buffalo for her dedication to local artists and filmmakers. Tilke has directed many stage performances, including THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. A stage actor since the age of 12, her theatrical performances include the captivating beauty and sadness of Blanche DuBois in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.
Her first feature as writer and director, BIRTHDAY BOY, is in pre-production.https://www.facebook.com/TheTilkeHill/