Hilton grew up fascinated by science and the theatre (his father a nuclear
scientist and director of the Adelphi Theatre in London), and absorbed
in music (studying classical music & theory from age 7).
In 1980, he was awarded a classical music scholarship to Canford School
(studying clarinet, piano and guitar) where he took Maths, Physics and
Biology A Levels and maintained strong interest and involvements in the
areas of music, photography, film, art and the then nascent computer sciences.
After working in London and graduating with honours from Ravensbourne
College in 1989, Hilton apprenticed his editing skills at London post-production
houses 625 and Rushes.
In 1992 he began a freelance editing career, specialising in music-based
content and has to date edited over 300 music videos.
Between 1992 & 1999, his directing career also flourished at Red Star
Films and at The Artists Company, directing a number of videos for Robbie
Williams and other prominent EMI and Polydor artists.
In 2000, Hilton began a long running and successful directing partnership
with producer James Chads at Soho-based London production company Maguffin
which continues to this day.
He has directed videos for, amongst others John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul
McCartney, George Harrison, The Beatles, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue,
Supergrass, Delakota. William Orbit and Ether.
Editing credits include David Bowie, The Chemical Brothers, Nick Cave,
Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Depeche Mode and Supergrass.
Current projects include music videos & documentaries, live concerts,
concert projections, art films, website design, internet multimedia and
archive restoration & development.