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 and was in the first class of Annenberg Film Fellows named by the Sundance Institute. Ms. Hubley has been making animated shorts for forty years. Her hand-drawn films explore personal memory and the turbulence of emotional life.
Hubley’s feature, THE TOE TACTIC, was developed at the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters’ and Filmmakers’ Labs. THE TOE TACTIC had its theatrical premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and was released on DVD by Kino International. The film screened at many prestigious film festivals including SXSW, New Directors/New Films and the San Francisco and Rio de Janiero International Film Festivals.
Hubley’s recent film, BRAINWORM BILLY (2018), was included in last year’s Black Maria Festival and was included (along with Faithy, hey) in this year’s Short Order program at Alamo Drafthouse Theaters. FAITHY, HEY (2019) premiered at the Montclair Film Festival and screened at the Provincetown International Film Festival, where Hubley created that year’s festival bumper, and at the Animation Block Party at Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Many of Hubley’s short films, including OCTAVE, PIGEON WITHIN, HER GRANDMOTHER’S GIFT, THE TOWER, DELIVERY MAN, and ONE SELF: FISH/GIRL, have been screened at a variety of museums and festivals including The Museum of Modern Art, Sundance, the Tribeca Film Festival, the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, the San Francisco and Hiroshima International Film Festivals, Rooftop Films, the Black Maria Film Festival, and the Southern Circuit Tour, South by Southwest. ONE SELF: FISH/GIRL is currently airing on Showtime.
Hubley’s company, Hubbub Inc., created short form series for Nickelodeon and Lifetime. Ms. Hubley created the animated sequences for John Cameron Mitchell’s HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Hubley has animated inserts for documentaries, including MOTIAN IN MOTION, BLUE VINYL, THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE, WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE, DANNY SAYS AND VESSEL. She animated Dear Trump Voter, an on-line segment for Inequality Media. And in 2012, Ms. Hubley provided animation for MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, a play presented at Hartford Stage, the Geffen Playhouse and Primary Stages in NYC.
Hubley has made music videos for Yo La Tengo, James Williamson, Kate Vargas, and the dB’s, among others.
A daughter of pioneer animators Faith and John Hubley, Emily Hubley worked on Faith Hubley’s films at The Hubley Studio, Inc. from 1977 to 2001.