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Brillhart is an American filmmaker and tech influencer whose longtime interest has been exploring the intersection of media and technology. In 2009, she joined Google's Creative Lab where she spearheaded numerous award winning shorts and documentaries before joining the company's VR team in 2015. Today she is widely known for her pioneering efforts in virtual reality theory and for her growing body of live-action VR work at Google.

Brillhart was the first person to field test the 16-camera Google Jump rig that was the prototype for the GoPro Odyssey. Since directing, WORLD TOUR – the first VR film made with the Jump ecosystem – she has continued traveling the world, filming and experimenting, all in an effort to better understand and help inform others about this emergent medium.



Google Principal Filmmaker for VR  |  8/2015 - Present

Google Creative Lab Filmmaker  |   9/2011 - 8/2015

Freelance Filmmaker  |   9/2010 - Present

Google Creative Lab Filmmaker  |   8/2009 - 8/2010

UVPH Design and Production Lead Editor  |   7/2007 - 7/2009

Apple Inc. Lead Creative, Apple Retail  |   5/2006 - 5/2007



New York University

Tisch School of the Arts
BFA, Film and Television Production
Honors Graduate (GPA 3.85)

New York University

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Minor, Computer Applications



Works, interviews, and teachings profiled in such publications as Filmmaker Magazine, SHOTS Magazine, MovieMaker Magazine, The Verge, MIT Technology Review, The New Yorker and featured at the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, American Film Institute, IDFA DocLab, Berlinale Talents, TED, and many others.

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