bio
Emily Hubley’s films are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Toe Tactic was developed at the Sundance Institute's Screenwriters’ and Filmmakers’ Labs. She was in the first class of Annenberg Film Fellows named by the Sundance Institute.

Emily Hubley’s feature film, The Toe Tactic (www.thetoetactic.com) had its theatrical premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in January 2009 and was released on DVD by Kino International in the fall. In 2008, the film screened at numerous prestigious film festivals including SXSW, New Directors/New Films and the San Francisco and Rio de Janiero International Film Festivals.

Ms. Hubley has been making animated shorts for thirty years. Her hand-drawn films explore personal memory and the turbulence of emotional life. Her newest short, and/or extends this process to the perspective of a male artist, who carries on a discussion with his inner/outer muse. This short has screened at several festivals this year including the San Francisco International Film Festival, Rooftop Films, animation festivals in Poland and Hiroshima and the Black Maria Film Festival. In 2011, Ms. Hubley made Hail, a short film about three hate crime victims, illustrating a song by Hamell on Trial. Hail screened at the 2011 San Francisco, Sarasota and Provincetown International Film Festivals.

Recent projects include Wirite Back, a music video for The dB’s: that premiered in March 2014 at Cinefamily’s Animation Breakdown in Los Angeles and will screen at the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival. Hubley also provided animation for Diane Whitten’s documentary Vessel, winner of a Special Jury Prize and the 2014 SXSW Audience Award. Current projects include animated inserts for documentaries, Danny Says by Brendan Toller and Linda Moroney’s Turn the Page.

Among Hubley’s previous shorts are Octave, Pigeon Within, Her Grandmother’s Gift (in collaboration with her mother Faith), The Tower (in collaboration with her sister Georgia) and Delivery Man. Ms. Hubley’s shorts have shown at film festivals, including Sundance and South by Southwest; programs of her films have been presented at The Museum of Modern Art, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and the Southern Circuit Tour.

In 2010 thru 2012, Ms Hubley produced animated pieces for Motherhood Out Loud, a play presented at Hartford Stage, at the Geffen Playhouse and at Primary Stages in NYC.

Hubley’s company, Hubbub Inc., created short form series’ for the cable networks Nickelodeon and Lifetime. Ms. Hubley created the animated sequences for John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch. With associate Jeremiah Dickey, she provided inserts for documentaries Everything’s Cool and Blue Vinyl by Judith Helfand & Dan Gold, The Boy In The Bubble by Barak Goodman & John Maggio, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe by Emily and Sarah Kunstler and What’s On Your Plate? by Catherine Gund.

Art exhibits include: Animation as Artistic Practice (7/2012) at Harvestworks in NYC, Still Images from Animation by Emily Hubley at Maxwell’s, Hoboken NJ (3/2007) Critics Select ’06 at the Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ (2/2006), Preliminary Animated and Reconstructed Frames at Gallery Urbis-Orbis in St. Louis, MO (6/2004), Pierro @10 at the Pierro Gallery of South Orange, NJ, (3-6/2004), Beyond the Frame at the Hofstra Museum (1999), In This Moment: Current Frames at James Howe Gallery/Kean University (1998), and The Hubley Studio: A Home for Animation at the Titus Theater Gallery, Museum of Modern Art (1997).

A daughter of pioneer animators Faith and John Hubley, Emily worked on Faith Hubley’s films at The Hubley Studio, Inc. from 1977 to 2001. She received a BA from Hampshire College in 1980 and lives in South Orange, NJ.