Heather Buckley, founder of inclusive film studio Black Mansion, will receive the 2021 Patron of Cinema Award at the 10th annual New York International Winter Film Festival awards ceremony, to be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 .
The WFA Board of Directors is pleased to recognize Heather Buckley for her work. She is a rare mind whose passion for filmmaking has taken her from a career in advertising to become a dynamic force in the independent film community. She is a unique soul who provides support and knowledge whenever she finds passionate independent filmmakers in need of assistance. His passion and dynamism clearly embody the qualifications of what makes a PATRON OF THE CINEMA.
Buckley is a dedicated horror film producer, writer, historian and curator who works with various film distribution companies to create additional home release features for various genre films. Growing up in New Jersey, she was an underdog, punk rocker, and artist with an interest in horror movies, reading, literature, and philosophy. She attended the University of the Arts where she obtained a degree in Graphic Design and focused on the history and criticism of cinema. She worked for thirteen years in New York in advertising before bringing her creative and storytelling skills to the world of cinema.
The first narrative feature film she produced, The Ranger by Jenn Wexler, for Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment, premiered at SXSW and performed at numerous festivals internationally prior to its theatrical release. limited to New York and LA. The Ranger was acquired by SHUDDER and is currently available on its streaming platform as well as Amazon Prime.
Buckley was a producer on David GregoryThe feature documentary Flesh and Blood: The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al Adamson, premiered at Fantasia Film Fest followed by a full international and national festival and is now available in a limited edition box set spanning the entire career of Adamson and on streaming platforms including Amazon Prime and iTunes.
Buckley’s work as a film analyst and journalist spans over a decade, with signings in VULTURE, DREAD CENTRAL and FANGORIA. His experience in SFX work includes: Circus of the Dead, Dead Still (SyFy / Sony) and We Are Still Here (MPI). She is currently a producer of Blu-Ray specials and has created documentaries for Kino Lorber, Liongate / Vestron, Severin, Arrow, Vinegar Syndrome, OFdb Filmworks. MPI, Second Sight and Shout Factory + Scream Factory releases, including Mad Max 4k, Barton Fink, The Long Riders, Pasolini, Candyman, Day Of The Animals / Grizzly, A Fistful Of Dollars, The Mountain and the special 10th anniversary reissue of the saw.
His work has received numerous nominations over the years. Some notable nominations include RONDO, Saturn and the Home Media Award. Most recently, she won two consecutive RONDO awards for her production work on value-added materials for Army Of Darkness and The Thing.
Buckley founded and works under the BLACK MANSION banner. The company has feature film and television projects in various stages of development and packaging. BLACK MANSION’s slate has attracted high profile partners and is exemplary of its attraction to unique stories with a strong, detailed visual aesthetic and a clear market position.
Winter Film Awards is in New York. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. The Winter Film Awards International Film Festival showcases films by emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres, with a particular focus on the work of women and under-represented filmmakers.
Winter Film Awards 10th Annual International Film Festival takes place from September 23 to October 2, 2021 and features a busy schedule of 91 films of all genres to be screened at Cinema Village in the heart of Greenwich Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003), is a diverse mix of 11 animated films, 6 documentaries, 10 narrative feature films, 11 horror films, 11 music videos, 22 narrative shorts and 7 web series, including 21 student films and 32 entry-level filmmakers. The filmmakers come from 28 countries; 50% of films were created by women, 53% were created by people of color.
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