College of Communication and the Arts

Holly Hey, Associate Professor of Film

Holly Hey, Assistant Professor of Film, University of ToledoHolly Hey is currently an associate professor of film and video production within the Department of Theatre and Film at The University of Toledo. She holds a MFA in filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in photography from Ohio University. Her films and videos have shown at the Autumn Lights Festival -Los Angeles, the Mix Festival -New York, the Onion City Film Festival -Chicago, the Denver International Film Festival, the Athens International Film and Video Festival, the Vancouver Queer Film and Video Festival, among other venues.

Holly is an "undependent" filmmaker and an experimental weaver of media who strives to provoke active relationships between her cinematic art and the diverse audiences that it reaches. Her work, influenced by post-modern and queer theory, experimental, personal, structural, and feminist film, employs a wide range of practice including: single-channel work that is screened within film festivals, micro-cinemas and on public broadcast stations, mixed-media and installation art that is shown in galleries, and live performance and multi-media integration within performance art and the performing arts of theatre and music. Each practice is a unique opportunity to intersect or to undermine conventional methods for telling stories via the moving image.

Holly Hey’s Latest News

  • Holly will present a paper at the 2012 Conference for the International Digital Media and Arts Association - November 2012.
  • She signed a distribution contract with The National Educational Television Association (NETA), http://www.netaonline.org/education.htm, in the summer of 2011 for her most recent single channel work, Rat Stories, a thirty minute documentary that undermines stereotypes about rats to examine the importance of human connection, www.ratstoriesmovie.com.
  • NETA distributes content for PBS licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.




Last Updated: 3/23/15