College and University
2008 (Spring)–Current: Southern Maine Community College, adjunct instructor. Courses taught include: introduction to history of documentary film, introduction to history of narrative cinema, introduction to mass communication, advanced audio video production, video on location, writing for media, video “boot camp”. Past: University of Southern Maine, video production. Colby College, Jan Plan, video production. St. Joseph’s College, video production. USM and Bates College, courses in media education for K-12 educators. Wheelock College, annual guest lectures in media education for graduate and undergraduate 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, University of Maine Machias, University of New England, Maine College of Art, University of Chicago, and Harvard University.
Workshops and Residencies as a Teaching Artist 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. He has 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. For 10 years Huey worked with refugee and immigrant youth in the Multilingual Program of Portland Public Schools and for 4 years at Bilingual Education Program, Turner schools, Turner, ME he worked with the children of migrant workers. He also was an artist-in-residence for 10 years at Indian Island School, Penobscot Nation, Old Town, ME. In addition he 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 a minimum security prison; and New Hampshire and Maine Youth Centers, both are correctional facilities for youth.
Huey is the lead teacher for the New England Film Academy. NEFA offers summer camps for youth in 3 tiers: elementary school age, middle school age, and high school age. In 2 weeks time campers working in production teams make their own narrative movies. Huey leads NEFA’s weekend workshops for adults held a few times a year. Huey has made several award winning movies with students as a teaching artist at, Indian Island School, Penobscot Nation, Multilingual Program, Portland Public Schools, and Bilingual Education Program, Turner, ME.
These student made videos and animations have been selected for screening at:
Do It Your Damn Self Festival (Best Animation); American Indian Film and Video Festival (Best Children’s Video, Best Animation, 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; KXASTV, Dallas; Deep Dish TV; and HBO Family channel.
Huey has lead workshops for educators and teaching artists at:
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 Library Association; Keynote Speaker, NH Principal’s Conference; Exploratorium, San Francisco; national and regional conferences for TESOL & NABE. And at numerous arts and education conferences and school district gatherings throughout New England.
Huey is the founder & director of the Maine Student Film and Video Festival 1977 – present. He was director for the first 31 years. The MSFVF is in its 35th year. In each Festival Huey supervised a panel of judges judging films with average entries of 50 movies per year. He was in charge of promotion, fundraising, and administration. Also he set up and was master of ceremonies for the annual Festival Awards and Public Screening. The Huey Student Award was established to be given to a student who has entered the MSFVF multiple times and plans to pursue a career in the media arts. The MSFVF is the second oldest continuously running film festival for youth in the US.
Films and Videos (1975 – 2011)
In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland, produced, directed, & edited byHuey, 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 the Society 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
* 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 Called Katahdin, 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.
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, The Independent, 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.