Moviate Members

Moviate is a volunteer operated, not for profit organization, dedicated to bringing independent, underground, and avant-garde Cinema and Sound events to the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.

Core Moviate Members include:

Caleb Smith

Caleb SmithCaleb Smith is a Harrisburg based filmmaker and photographer. He attended Albright College where he was part of Berks Filmmakers, one of the longest running cinema groups dedicated to avant-garde and independent cinema. He studied film with Gary Adlestein, filmmaker and co-founder of Berks Filmmakers, as his teacher and mentor. In 1997, inspired by Berks Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives, Millenium, and Orgone, Caleb co-founded Moviate in Harrisburg. Since 1997, he has created music videos, abstract short films and videos, and worked on other feature and short films. He attended the Rogue Film School led by Werner Herzog and completed the Masters program through the Raindance Film Program of Staffordshire University. Caleb resides in Harrisburg and teaches Cinema Studies and Video Production at Harrisburg University. Excerpts and short films and videos can be seen at 

James Hollenbaugh

James Hollenbaugh

James Hollenbaugh is a Pennsylvania-based American Filmmaker predominantly working in small gauge film formats. Focusing primarily in the documentary and experimental genre’s, his work has screened in all fifty states and fourteen different countries. Hollenbaugh's films have screened in institutions, galleries, and museums - including The Venice Biennale, The National Gallery of Art, and Anthology Film Archives. He is the recipient of the 2015 Stellar Award in Documentary from the Black Maria Film Festival.

Samples of his work can be viewed at:

Josh Drake

Josh DrakeJosh is a local filmmaker who works primarily with super 8 and 16mm film. His latest works include Across the Whipplewash (, a 16 minute silent-movie-style western, and The Ceiling (, a music video for Yellowbirds. He has a bachelor's degree in film and places a strong emphasis on film history and film languages. His other interests include making sharpie portraits (

Jeremy Moss

Jeremy MossPhoto Credit: Ekrem SerdarJeremy Moss is a filmmaker working in a number of intersecting and overlapping genres—including dance film, speculative essay, and film emulsion-based abstraction. His films and videos have shown at renowned festivals and venues including Jihlava International Documentary Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Chicago Underground, Crossroads (San Francisco), Northwest Film Forum, Echo Park Film Center, Artists' Television Access, and Anthology Film Archive. He teaches motion picture production, history, and theory at Franklin & Marshall College.

Michael Robinson

Michael RobinsonMichael Robinson (b. 1977, Detroit, MI) has a diverse creative history spanning both still and time-based media. At an early age he held simultaneous interests in fiction, poetry and illustration, which later coalesced in the synthesis of experimental animation and short film. This led to explorations purely in realms of light, abstraction, texture and colour--interfacing with imagery in site-specific settings to live music; a diametric approach to working with frame by frame minutiae. He has collaborated with Ant Yeti Ant, µllet áp, Thinking Machines, Solar Bears, Bibio, Ronika, and The Go! Team in the forms of music video/visual accompaniment across a variety of mediums, tools, and techniques. His work has been featured by the Underground Film Journal, Warp Records, Planet Mu, The Creators Project, Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, XLRR8R, Buzzfeed, Stereogum, Fact Magazine, Gorilla Vs. Bear, Nialer9, Tiny Mix Tapes, The Line Of Best Fit, Dummy Magazine, Dangerous Minds, Ad Hoc, Death and Taxes, and has been screened by the MicroCineFest, the Boston Underground Film Festival, the Maryland Film Festival and the Echo Park Film Center. He has been a core member of Moviate since 2006.

Tara Chickey

Tara ChickeyTara Chickey is a Harrisburg based artist working primarily as a painter but also creates films with super 8mm & hand painted animation. Tara has been a member of Moviate since 2005 where she has created much of the design work for Moviate events over the years. Chickey has been working in the artistic field as a gallery owner and curator of The Mantis Gallery, a high school art teacher and currently the Arts Director at The Millworks in Harrisburg.

"Moviate is a volunteer operated, not for profit organization, dedicated to bringing independent, underground, and avant-garde Cinema and Sound events to the Harrisburg, PA area."

Search this site...