Brian Rigney Hubbard
Department of Graduate Film
BiographyBorn in Cambridge, MA, Brian Rigney Hubbard entered cinematography through photography, painting and politics. Hubbard has lived, worked and studied in Europe, South America and the US. His interest in photography started as an alternative to painting while doing health work in Latin America, and his interest in cinema started as an alternative to muralism. Brian got his first chance in film when cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (The Oath) cast him as a raver in a club scene in Paris; she let him come back to work with the gaffer. Brian returned to the US and finished a French degree in photography at RISD while working in editorial and fashion photography. While attending the NYU Graduate Film Program he met his mentor Maryse Alberti (Poison, The Wrestler).
Brian Rigney Hubbard’s most recent credits include Circumstance, directed by Maryam Keshavarz, Sundance 2011;Tanner Hall, directed by Tatianna von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini, which premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and won GenArt 2010; The Order of Myths, directed by Margaret Brown, Sundance 2008; The Adventures of Power, directed by Ari Gold, Sundance 2008; La Santa Muerte, directed by Eva Aridjis, L.A. Independent Doc Competition.
Brian’s many awards and honors include being tapped by the Sundance Institute to shoot for the Directors Lab 2007; the Cannes 2006 Kodak Showcase; Wasserman Awards for Best Cinematography; Best Cinematography at both the Aguilar/Semana de Cine Español Festival and the Semana de Cine Medina del Campo Festival.
In addition to his feature film work, Brian photographed the Emmy award-winning PSA Latino Film Festival; the Cannes Commercial Film Producers of Europe (CFPoE) award-winning spec commercial Awakenings; director Anne Paas’ music video Oxidados/Plastilina Mosh in the Young Guns Showcase at the Art Directors Club; the documentary This Land in the Whitney Biennal; and has done commercial, documentary and music video work for Sundance Channel, HBO, Moxie Pictures, Killer Films, Hypnotic/Fox Searchlight, @RadicalMedia, Chelsea Pictures, Louis Vuitton, ELLE, Lancôme, Thom Browne, Scarlett Johansson and Michael Moore, among others.