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. Released in 2014, his previous film Ayiti Toma, honors the dignity of Haitian culture, exploring the way the country's history, its magic, its complexity and its beliefs
Formerly the head of the production house Qu4tre par Quatre Films, he has also produced various short and feature-length films.