Films and Videos (1975 – 2011)
In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland, produced, directed, & edited by Huey, 86 minutes, 2011. This is a documentary film about jazz piano player Marian McPartland now 93 years old and a key figure in the evolution of jazz and a pioneering woman musician. The film explores her life emphasizing her current performances including her National Public Radio show, Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. With: Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Dr. Billy Taylor, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Rosnes, Bill Frisell, Dick Hyman, and others. Centerpiece Gala Film & World Premiere, Maine International Film Festival, July 19, 2011, Selected second place, Audience Favorite Film Award, MIFF. Selected for On Screen/In Person Tour, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. DVD is available for sale. Funding received: Individual donations. Grants: Maine Arts Commission, Maine Humanities Council.
Henry David Thoreau, Surveyor of the Soul, (in progress), produced & directed by Huey, 1.5 hours, release, 2017. A comprehensive look at Thoreau’s life and writings establishing his historical significance and contemporary influence on American culture and the impact world wide his writings have had on environmental studies, economic lifestyles, literature, civil rights, and independent thinking. Featuring Howard Zinn,Robert Bly, Wai Chee Dimock, Rep. John Lewis, Albena Bakratcheva, Laura Dassow Walls, Sandra Petrulionis, and more.
Funding received: Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, Maine Humanities Council, New Hampshire Humanities Council, and donations from individuals.
Tony Montanaro, The Miracle of Inspiration, 56 min.,video, 2006. Producer, Films by Huey, directors, Huey, Leland Faulkner, Richard Searls. On Tony Montanaro (1927-2002) master mime, storyteller and teacher. The film traces Montanaro’s career and the performers he taught who carry on his legacy of spirit and artistry. With Tony and Karen Montanaro, Marcel Marceau, Tom Bergeron, Hilary Chaplin, Petey Ford. Shown Maine International Film Festival; Atlantic Film Festival; Award of Excellence, The Videographer’s Awards, 2007. Southeast Theatre Conference, Atlanta, 2007
Funding: Maine Arts Commission and private donations.
Wilderness and Spirit, A Mountain Called Katahdin, 100 min., 16mm film, 2002. Producer, director, editor, Huey. The film captures the spirit of Katahdin and the people who have been drawn to Maine’s “Great Mountain”. With Buzz Caverly, Roderick Nash, Jean Hoekwater, Barry Dana, Earl Shaffer. Music by Tom Myron and Keepers of the Penobscot Drum.
Selected for the Environmental Film Festival, National Museum of American History,Washington, DC; Honorable Mention, Rural Route Film Festival; Mountain Film Festival,Golden, CO; Frugal Environmentalist Festivals, Brattleboro, VT & Northampton, MA.Broadcast on Maine PBS in 2003 garnering the largest number of pledges for a show in the station’s summer pledge drive. Re-broadcast March, 2009. 40 in person screenings in New England including, Bowdoin College, Bates College, Dartmouth College, Appalachian Mountain Club. Funded by Maine Humanities Council, LEF Foundation, Rines Thompson Foundation, Tom’s of Maine Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, and donations from individuals.
Honest Vision, A Portrait of Todd Webb, 55 min., 16mm film, 1996. Producer, director, editor, Huey. This documentary chronicles the life and career of Todd Webb (1905-2000), one of America’s greatest 20th Century photographers. With Todd &
Lucille Webb, Harry Callahan, Beaumont Newhall, Grace Mayer. Music by Grammy award winner and New York Voices member, Darmon Meader.
Shown at: Chicago International Film Festival (Silver Plaque); National Educational Media Network, (Bronze Apple); Taos Talking Picture Festival; and broadcast on Maine PBS and television stations in France, Italy, Israel, and Germany. Funded by the Maine Humanities Council, Hunt Foundation, and Davis Family Foundation.
Bonsoir Mes Amis/Good Night My Friends, 45 min., video, 1990. Producer, director, camera, and editor, Huey. On Maine Franco-American traditional musicians Lionel “Toots” Bouthot and Ben Guillemette. Shown “Mediamix Festival”, Rutgers University, “Open Borders/Sans Frontieres”, NH / Quebec Joint Conference, “The Migrant Within” and on Maine Public Television. Funded by the Maine Humanities Council.
Grace, A Portrait of Grace DeCarlton Ross, 50 min, 16mm film, 1983. Producer, director, camera, and editor, Huey. Chronicles the career of Grace DeCarlton Ross (1890-1983) from her days acting in silent movies to 1983 when she was still dancing at the age of 93 and living in Portland, ME.
Shown at: Opening night,“Filmdance Festival” at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater, New York, 1983, “National Conference on Aging”, Washington DC; “Annual Meeting of theSociety of Gerontology”, San Antonio, TX, Harvard University and at other universities in New England, and throughout Maine at movie houses, old folks homes, dance centers, and the Salvation Army Golden Age Center.
A series of experimental, lyrical films, 1975–1990 shown throughout US including Graceland Gatewalk, a prize winning film and part of the national tour of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1981.
Films and Videos Produced for Hire (partial listing)
*Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, Portrait of Grace Corrigan, Christa McAuliffe’s mother. For New Hampshire School Administrators Association (NHSAA)
* NH Council on the Arts, “Prescribing the Arts: Arts in Health Care”, 15 minute video.
* Zoom, “Guest Spots”, PBS children’s show produced by WGBH-TV, Boston.
* US Department of Education on recipients of Technology Challenge Grants in the US.
*Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA , school recruitment video.
* Happy Trails, Hiking Tips for Baxter State Park, Baxter State Park shown daily at BSP headquarters
* Leadership, Maine, Maine Development Foundation Maine Way of Life award winners, hosted by then Governor Angus King.
* Harold and Bibby Alfond Youth Center, Waterville fundraising campaign.
* The Common Good: The Story of Tom’s of Maine, promotional video.
* American Odyssey, done for American Orff Schulwerk Assoc. American Film Festival.
CDs Produced by Huey
Burnurwurbskek Singers, Gathering Songs, producer, Huey, release, 2008. Live concert recording of this Penobscot singing and drumming group performing a mix of traditional and intertribal songs. Grant: Expansion Arts Fund, Maine Community Foundation. Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Wilderness and Spirit, A Mountain CalledKatahdin, producer, Huey, 2003. Music by Keepers of the Penobscot Drum and Tom Myron, including his symphony, “Katahdin (Greatest Mountain)”. Voices of Katahdin, Keepers of the Penobscot Drum, producer, Huey, 2000. The first CD devoted to traditional Penobscot music. Grant: Maine Community Foundation.
College and University
2008–Current: Southern Maine Community College, adjunct instructor. Courses include: history of documentary film, history of narrative cinema, introduction to mass communication, writing for media, and video production. Past: University of Southern Maine, video production. Colby College, Jan Plan, video production. St. Joseph’s College, video production. USM and Bates College, accredited courses in media education and media literacy for K-12 educators offered during the school year and in summer workshops, averaging two courses a year from 1988-98. Wheelock College, annual guest lectures in media education for graduate andundergraduate courses. Guest lectures at: Colby College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, University of Maine, University of Maine Farmington, University of Maine Fort Kent, University of Maine Presque Isle, and University of Maine Machias, Maine College of Art, University of Chicago, and Harvard University.
Workshops and Residencies for K-12 Schools and Educators
Member Maine Touring Artists Program and New Hampshire Arts-in-Education Program. Artist -in-residence in 150 schools since 1976. Worked in classrooms with all grades levels K-12, also special education, gifted and talented, English as a Second Language, alternative education, and after school programs. Plus worked at Seymour Osman Community Center and Youth Safe Haven; Spindleworks, a sheltered workshop for adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities; Pineland Center, institution for patients with mental retardation; Augusta Mental Health Center with youth with mental health problems; Maine Correctional Center, with inmates in this minimum security prison; New Hampshire and Maine Youth Centers, correctional facilities for youth. Runs summer film camps for youth as part of the New England Film Academy.
Huey’s residency videos and animations done with students at Indian Island School, Penobscot Nation; Multilingual Program, Portland Public Schools; and Bilingual Education Program, Turner, ME have been shown at: Do It Your Damn Self Festival (Best Animation); American Indian Film and Video Festival (Best Children’s Video, BestAnimation, and People’s Choice Award); Kid’s First, Native Americas International Film Exposition, Santa Fe; Taos Talking Picture Festival, Taos; New England Children’s Film & Video Festival, Boston, MA; 11th Visions US Home Video Competition (Honorable Mention); Two Rivers Film & Video Festival (Festival Tour); National Educational Film and Video Festival (Silver Apple); Atlanta Film & Video Festival (Best Student Animation); Native American Film and Video Festival, National Museum of the American Indian; Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Chicago International Children’s Film and Video Festival; Purchased by the Video Art Collection for all Washington State Public Schools. Broadcast: Maine PBS; WLBZ-TV & WCSH-TV, Maine; WYBE-TV, Philadelphia; KXAS-TV, Dallas; and Deep Dish TV. Moderated “Youth Making Movies, Making Media” a national online salon sponsored by NAMAC. Led workshops at conferences: NAMAC National Youth Education Conference; Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference 1994-Present; Maine LibraryAssociation; Keynote Speaker, NH Principal’s Conference; Exploratorium, San Francisco; TESOL & NABE. Has done guest lectures on media education for educators at University Southern Maine, Bates College, Maine College of Art, and Wheelock College, graduate and undergraduate levels. Does Weekend Workshops in video production for New England Film Academy.
Founder & Director, Maine Student Film and Video Festival 1977 – 2008, first 31 years. MSFVF now in its 35th year. Huey supervised a panel of judges judging films with average entries of 50 movies per year. In charge of promotion, fundraising, and administration. Also set up and was master of ceremonies for the annual Festival Awards and Public Screening. The Huey Student Award is given to a student who has entered the MSFVF multiple times and plans to pursue a career in the media arts.
Huey has received grants for his films from the Maine Humanities Council, 1990- Present, National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, LEF Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, Davis Family Foundation,Maine Arts Commission, Rines Thompson Foundation, Tom’s of Maine Foundation, New Hampshire Humanities Council, Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, Lunder Foundation, and others. In producing Wilderness and Spirit, A Mountain Called Katahdin Huey raised 50% of the $250,000 budget from private individuals.
Founder: Maine Alliance of Media Arts, treasurer, board of directors. Founding member: National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture, National Alliance for Media Education, and the New England Artists Trust. Organizer, New England Artists Trust conference, Portland, ME. Alumnus, Leadership Maine/Maine Development Foundation. Past chair membership committee and board member, Portland Arts & Cultural Alliance.
Articles and Press
Press & Journals: Portland Monthly, Anatomy of a Movie, April, 2009; Moviemaker, Spring, 2008, “On Location”; Portland Monthly, “10 Most Intriguing People in Maine”, November, 2006; Video Librarian, June 2007, review of Tony Montanaro, Theatre & Inspiration; Concord Saunterer, journal of the Thoreau Society, interview on Wilderness and Spirit, A Mountain Called Katahdin, 2004; Outdoors, journal of Appalachian Mountain Club. Newspapers in New England including: Press Herald and Maine
Sunday Telegram, Portland , ME; Bangor Daily News, Bangor, ME; Boston Globe, Boston, MA; Union Leader, Manchester, NH; Nashua Telegraph, Nashua, NH. National reviews: School Library Journal, Library Journal, Video Librarian, TheIndependent, Journal of American Folklore.
Radio & TV: Maine Public Television; “207”, WCSH-TV, Portland, ME; Maine Things Considered, Maine Public Radio; WXXI-AM, Rochester, NY; Chronicle, WCVB-TV, Boston, MA; Evening news reports on WCSH-TV, WGME-TV, and WMTW-TV, Portland, ME; and Maine Public Television.
Internet: Wolf Moon Press; George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2004, www.glef.org.
Videos: 30th Maine Student Film and Video Festival, documentary by Jake Smith, 2007, features interviews with Huey on the MSFVF.