Mar 17, 2009
Hubley is a daughter of pioneer animators Faith and
Hubley and she worked on Faith
Hubley's films at The Hubley Studio, Inc. from 1977 to 2001.
Emily has also been making her own animated shorts for thirty years. Her hand-drawn films explore personal memory and the turbulence of emotional life.
Among Hubley's shorts are: Pigeon Within, Delivery Man, The Tower, Her Grandmother's Gift, Set Set Spike, and Octave.
She has created the animated sequences for John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She also provided inserts for documentaries Everything's Cool, Blue Vinyl, The Boy in the Bubble, and Original Child Bomb.
With Emily’s 1st feature length film, The Toe Tactic, she layers human truths, working with live elements to depict a reality that is at once subjective, honest and bittersweet.
The Toe Tactic uses live action and animation together to explore the interaction between the human and supernatural forces and the main character, Mona Peek, finds her way to reconnect with the world.
The Toe Tactic features an eclectic score from her sister and collaborator Georgia Hubley's band, Yo La Tengo. Emily is touring and speaking about The Toe Tactic in various cinemas and venues nationwide.