Set, Set Spike

2002 ~ 6 minutes
Director Emily Hubley

A single mother’s personal ritual combines her history, poetry, and a volleyball-inspired aerobic workout. The piece uses animated and live-action footage to create a kind of temporal collage where past and present emotional truths coexist and play.

Emily Hubley has been making animated shorts for thirty years. Her hand-drawn films explore personal memory and the turbulence of emotional life. Her narration delivers concrete stories while visual elements question and embellish the meaning of specific ideas.

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, Ocularis/Galapagos Art Space and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. In addition to the screenings of her feature, Ms. Hubley continues to present programs of her animated work, most recently at The International Animated Film Festivals in Poznan and Krakow, Poland and in China.

Each Kid on HIp, Camera in Hand program filmmaker was asked to respond to a series of questions about their background, body of work, motherhood, views on media education and how they balance their various roles and duties. The interview for Emily Hubley is available here unedited.