Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Joseph Hillel now lives in Montreal. He wrote, produced and co-directed his first documentary, Regular or Super, Views on Mies van der Rohe, in 2004. This film on the famous architect won the Award for Best Canadian Film at the 22nd FIFA, Best Photography Prize at the Roma Art Doc Fest, and Special Mention at the Docùpolis International Documentary Festival in Barcelona. In 2009, his second documentary on photography, Karsh is History, once again received the Award for Best Canadian Film at the 27th FIFA. His previous film on Haitian culture, Ayiti Toma, was released in Quebec in the Spring of 2014 and has toured international festivals in such cities as Hamburg, Trieste, Boston, Paris, Guadalajara, New York and Montreal. His most recent documentaries were broadcasted on Radio-Canada:
Sur les pas de Rhodnie (2021) and MTL_vues du cœur (2022).