ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

Melissa Auf der Maur is Co-Founder and Director of Basilica Hudson. From 1994-1999, Auf der Maur was a member and bass player of the alternative rock band Hole and is featured on the Grammy nominated album, Celebrity Skin. She joined the Smashing Pumpkins in 2000, for their Farewell World Tour. She has also released two solo albums, Auf der Maur (2004) and Out of Our Minds ( 2010). The latter project comprises an album, a comic book, and a short film. Auf der Maur’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, including at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and have appeared in such publications as Spin, Elle, Nylon, and American Photo. She was born in Montreal, Canada and raised with a fine arts education, focusing on Music and Photography.

Filmmaker Tony Stone is Co-Founder of Basilica Hudson. His first feature film, Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America, was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures in 2009. Stone collaborated with Auf der Maur on the fantasy film, Out of Our Minds, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was screened at the World Con’s 67th Annual Sci-Fi Convention. His debut documentary film, Peter and the Farm, premiered at the 2016 True/False film festival, was also screened at the 2016 New Directors/New Films festival, and will be released theatrically through Magnolia Pictures. He was born and raised in New York City and holds a BA in Film from Bard College.

 

TEAM

Melissa Auf der Maur, Co-Founder and Director

Tony Stone, Co-Founder and Co-Curator of Film & Media

Sophie Henderson, Acting Deputy Director

Sarah Van Buren, Event Producer

Amber Esseiva, Public Relations & Outreach Associate

Sarah Roberts Hale, Executive Assistant

Roman Horst, Operations Coordinator

Aily Nash, Co-Curator of Film & Media

Eugene O’Brien, Bookkeeper

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sotirios Kotoulas, Chair

Noah Fischel, Treasurer

Cecil Castellucci, Secretary

Melissa Auf der Maur