Harvey Hubbell V is an award-wining documentary filmmaker and social entrepreneur whose lean forward approach to creating educational and socially conscious media is defined by seeing the world through a different frame.
For over two decades, Harvey’s media company, Captured Time Productions, has created feature length documentaries and short form projects that have captured over fifty festival awards, including four Emmys. Based in Litchfield, CT the production team is always developing and delivering socially conscious projects to educate, elevate and entertain.
Harvey was diagnosed with dyslexia as a grade schooler in the 1960s, back in the cave days of understanding and treating this life long condition. Growing up with this learning curve had a profound impact on how he pictured himself and the world. Harvey’s different visual sense found a natural outlet in filmmaking, a medium that gave his out of the box creativity a home as a writer, producer and visual storyteller. His experience also inspired his life long mission to make media that matters, to positively reframe our cultural approach to education and social equity and shift perceptions of learning disabilities as learning differences.
Harvey and Captured Time Productions first made waves when he wrote, directed and starred in his docu-comedy, Electronic Road Film, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Program. In 2001, he released his first feature length documentary titled Loop Dreams, a seriously comedic look at the indie filmmaking world. Loop Dreams garnered three Emmys for Outstanding Entertainment Program, Individual Achievement for Directing, and Program Writing along with the Gold World Medal for Comedy at The New York Festivals.
In 2013, Captured Time released Dislecksia: The Movie, Harvey’s heart project seven years in the making. It’s a documentary feature that focuses on the serious and seriously misunderstood subject of dyslexia. Harvey shares his own dyslexia story, blending humor with insights and inspirations from neuroscientists and leading experts on learning differences. The film advocates for change in our educational and legal systems, while raising awareness around these issues and helping dyslexics avoid unneeded suffering through school and life. Dislecksia: The Movie features cameos by Billy Bob Thornton, Joe Pantoliano, Sarah Joy Brown, Stephen J. Cannell, David Boies, Barbara Corcoran, and Billy Blanks.
In 2015, Captured Time took another look at overcoming learning differences with One by One: The Teachings of Diana King. An early intervention early adopter, Ms. King is a game changing educator who shares a lifetime of wisdom, practical techniques and concrete tools for working with students, particularly those with dyslexia and other learning differences. Her step by step workflow with emphasis on motor memory and teacher engagement while working one on one opens new windows into the world of teaching differently. This film is a front row seat to a master class on best practices and is accessible and relevant for students, families and professionals in this field.
2017 will see the launch of seedling.tv, Harvey’s newly created website and media hub that expands on this educational content and mission. As the website of The Hubbell Difference Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization, seedling.tv and Captured Time Productions will partner with master educators, neuroscientists and cultural influencers to create evidence based educational content to give teachers, students and communities the tools and knowledge needed for today’s challenging educational and social environs. Creating media that frames learning as a different experience for each person helps educate all of us.