Heather Buckley, founder of inclusive film studio Black Mansion, will receive the 2021 Patron of the Cinema award at the 10th Annual New York International Winter Film Festival Awards on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
The WFA Board of Directors is pleased to honor Heather Buckley for her work. She’s a rare mind whose passion for filmmaking has taken her from a career in advertising to becoming a dynamic force in the independent film community. She is a unique soul who lends her support and knowledge whenever she finds passionate independent filmmakers who need help. His passion and drive 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 features on home releases of various genre films. Growing up in New Jersey, she was an underdog, punk rocker, and artist with interests in horror movies, reading, literature, and philosophy. She attended the University of the Arts where she earned a degree in graphic design and focused on film history and criticism. 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 she produced, The Ranger by Jenn Wexler, for Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment, premiered at SXSW and played at numerous international festivals before its limited theatrical release in New York. and in Los Angeles. 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 Flesh and Blood: The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al Adamson documentary feature, which premiered at Fantasia Film Fest, followed by a full international and national film festival, is now available in a boxed edition limited spanning Adamson’s entire career 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 Blu-Ray special feature producer and has created documentaries for Kino Lorber, Liongate/Vestron, Severin, Arrow, Vinegar Syndrome, OFdb Filmworks. MPI, Second Sight and Shout Factory + Scream Factory 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 Saw 10th Anniversary reissue.
His work has received numerous nominations over the years. Some notable nominations include RONDO, Saturn, and the Home Media Award. Most recently, she earned back-to-back RONDO wins 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 exemplifies its attraction to unique stories with strong, detailed visual aesthetics and a clear market position.
The Winter Film Awards are in New York. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. The International Film Festival Winter Film Awards showcases films by emerging filmmakers from around the world across all genres, with a particular focus on showcasing the work of women and underrepresented filmmakers.
Winter Film Awards 10th Annual International Film Festival runs from September 23 to October 2, 2021 and features a packed schedule of 91 films of all genres to screen at Cinema Village in the heart of Greenwich Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003), is a diverse mix of 11 films animation, 6 documentaries, 10 feature films, 11 horror films, 11 music videos, 22 short narrative films and 7 web series, including 21 student films and 32 beginning filmmakers. The filmmakers come from 28 countries; 50% of films were created by women, 53% were created by people of color.
Visit WinterFilmAwards.com for times, tickets and details!