Help Black Mansion Films Preserve Horror History

Black Mansion

In 2020, we reported about the launch of Heather Buckley’s production company Black Mansion Films. Their goal is to champion new voices and emerging talent. They assist filmmakers in developing stories, packaging projects, securing financing, producing, and creating marketing strategies.  Now, they’re expanding their in-house equipment and post capabilities with an arm called THE LAB. And they need our help.

Buckley said:

We have an immediate need to purchase multiple servers and drives to store footage recently shot, as well as archival footage we are interested in saving and preserving that we believe is important to the history of film. This work includes 35MM on-set images from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, and 35MM stills of recent documentary subjects. We continue to work closely with clients such as Kino Lorber / Kino Cult, Arrow Films, Severin, and Second Sight. 

They currently have a fundraising goal of $4500 which will help them back up and save materials from critical projects and the rarest unreleased materials. If they surpass that goal, they’ll begin creating longer-term storage for their archive. Learn more and donate to their GoFundMe here.

Updates on the Black Mansion production slate

Buckley also provided an update on their full slate of original projects. Director Chris Todd’s arthouse horror/Western Man of God. is currently with a newly established financier and the developments there are exciting. All of their projects are repped by Brian Goldberg at WPA.

Their core team has also grown. Eric Thirteen (Cherished) has been working with THE LAB. Elise Salomon’s Inside is in incredible hands thanks to their last crowd-funding campaign. Black Mansion is also working on an exciting new documentary series based on a book (more details to follow). Ethan Halo is researching for our documentary subjects, and writing copy. Adina Eaton is working on financing strategy and Black Mansion’s long-term business plan. Louise Weard is providing script coverage. This summer Black Mansion will be joined by Vincent Viñas as the very first person under our new internship program. 

“We believe in the power of film to bring together communities and help express the universal,” said Buckley. “We apply our creative sensibilities, deep roots in the genre community, and extensive marketing experience to provide a home in which projects can thrive.”

Donate to Black Mansion’s GoFundMe to support their goal to build and maintain an archive. Also, make sure to follow @_heatherbuckley on Twitter and Instagram, and @blackmansionfilms on all platforms.



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