Zane Hubbard is a Filmmaker with his eyes on the Daytime Emmys

Zane Hubbard is a Filmmaker who is taking his show "Chronicles of Jessica Wu" to the 2021 Daytime Emmys. According to his production company Ironbeard Films, this year Chronicles of Jessica Wu has been submitted for consideration in the Short Form Daytime Non-Fiction Program. Starting with humble beginnings, Zane Hubbard first emerged in the industry as an actor. But as many do, Zane slowly began to fall in love with not only the outcome of the filming industry but the process -- the subtle way the change of a camera angle would transform the shot to the importance of lightning to set mood and tone. As an actor, Zane drank up life on the set and with that, discovered a new passion in production.

Passion and relatability come to mind when discussing Zane's work. Taking influences from his own experiences, he had discovered a way to turn them into works of art. In recent years, Zane's project has included The Chronicles of Jessica Wu, which some would consider a passion project. The Chronicles of Jessica Wu tells the story of a young girl with superhuman abilities who defends her city of Los Angeles. However, Jessica is also autistic, and that's where the magic of Zane's filmmaking can be seen. As a parent of an autistic child, Zane strives to bring an awareness into his work that is made apparent by the plot he chooses as well as his delivery method. Knowing the circumstances of raising a child with autism, Zane is able to portray Jessica in a way that allows the audience to connect from all points of view. Zane realizes the importance of audience identification and while not all of us can relate to being a defender of a city, there are those who can relate to the everyday struggles of being autistic.

It's a big step to go from acting to directing and that is a transition that Zane Hubbard was willing to make when he directed The Chronicles of Jessica Wu. Taking his experience as an actor, Zane took what he learned by observing his fellow actors and their interactions with the director. By implementing his skills he learned on set, it's no wonder why The Chronicles of Jessica Wu competed for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Form Comedy or Drama Series. But the true importance of Zane's work lies not with the recognition he receives but with the opportunities it brings to others. 

As a filmmaker, Zane's visions are clear, concise, and poignant. Bringing awareness and relatability is just one of Zane's checklists when he directs a film and in this day and age, he is a breath of fresh air to the world of entertainment. Zane has shown that no matter what cards you were dealt with, it is what you make out of them that counts. By turning a circumstance into inspiration, Zane Hubbard proves that the limits of inspiration are only as far as your willing to set them.

Source: Ironbeard Films


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