Nearly from its inception, HUB-BUB has had an Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program. The AiR Program is a unique opportunity for four emerging visual artists, filmmakers, and theater artists between the ages of 20-35. Artists are provided with time and space to do their work for 6 months in beautiful, large apartments with ample studio space located above The Showroom Gallery & Performance Hall and HUB-BUB offices. In exchange for housing, AiRs provide 20 hours of creative service to the community each week. The mission of the AiR Program is to increase the creative currency of Spartanburg. For more information click here.
HUB-BUB is proud to announce its first Filmmaker-in-Residence, Jonathan Ade. Born and raised in suburban Washington, DC, Jonathan Ade began making movies at eight years old. Since that time, he began his commitment to creating uniquely-held cinematic narratives. He attended Emerson College in Boston, where he earned his BFA in Film Production as well as a minor in Creative Writing. His senior thesis film, “Through and Away”, premiered at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in 2008, where it won the Jury Prize for Best Feature. It went on to numerous festivals all over the country. Additionally, in the field of comedy, Jonathan was the co-creator of the hit mash-up trailer “Brokeback to the Future”, now on view at the Museum of the Moving Image.
In 2010, Jonathan began a series of short films entitled “Meditations”, in which each short focuses on a introspective moment of everyday life. The series has received numerous laurels from dozens of film festivals (listed below). The third, “Meditations: ItsOkayItsOkay” was completed in December and has begun its festival run.
His latest film, “Lay in Wait”, wrapped shooting in June 2013, Executive Produced by Lucas Neff, star of Raising Hope on Fox.
“I’m feeling grateful and excited to begin a variety of work in Spartanburg. One of the first things I intend to do upon arrival is to get know the character of the city and it’s surrounding environs by making a tonal cinematic poem of each neighborhood. Approximately a minute or so each, they will be a meditation of an outsider’s fascination with a new space. I’m also thinking about executing “animated portraits”, in which someone will sit for a photograph, but they’ll be recorded and looped as continuous video (think Harry Potter photos). In addition to all that, I have multiple screenplays that are crying out for completion, and I hope to accomplish much in the way of narrative foundation while I’m in your great city. Furthermore, the opportunity for creative exploration and collaboration will lead to work that I could have never anticipated nor predicted a few months away from my move-in. I’m most of all excited about the things that I cannot predict; the magic of inspiration that only this program can give.”
Check out Jonathan’s Website: http://www.jonokino.com/
-Cate Ryba, HUB-BUB Executive Director