Dominic Buchanan
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Born and raised in London (except two years living in the Bronx as a child, NYC from ‘87-’89), Dominic has forged an in-depth career in the UK film industry. After completing a BA Hons degree in film at Roehampton University (2004), and graduating from the New York Film Academy (2005), he decided to obtain more on set experience. Dominic worked extensively on spec commercials and low budget shorts shot all over New York City. He returned to London in the winter of 2005, energized by his time surrounded by local talent, and began his executive career.

Dominic worked at Universal Pictures International (2009), in the co-productions and acquisitions department under Christian Grass, and before that, The Weinstein Company (2008) where he worked under Maeva Gatineau in acquisitions and production at the London office. At Qwerty Films (2010-2012), under revered UK film producer Michael Kuhn (ex CEO of Polygram Films, Executive Producer of Wild At Heart, Being John Malkovich, The Duchess), as acting head of development, working on a quality slate to be produced into feature films. He produced Qwerty’s documentary Carrying the Light which chronicles Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg’s 350 mile walk through Germany and Holland and left in February 2012 to pursue his own projects.

Dominic’s first feature as an independent producer, a low budget narrative film entitled Gimme The Loot which was set and shot in NYC August/September 2011. Gimme The Loot had its World Premiere at SXSW in March 2012 and went on to win the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature. Shortly thereafter it was officially picked up by IFC/Sundance Selects for distribution in North America and a couple of other territories. The film also played at New Directors/New Films and has been invited to several other festivals worldwide. It’s International Premiere will be at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.

Dominic’s next project Lilting is in development with Film London (via their Microwave Scheme) and attained the 3rd place on 2011’s annual Brit List. Pending casting and completing finance, the project will shoot in September of 2012. He has also just been appointed Head of Film at Stink, working across their diverse slate of films, producing them for the big screen.

Dominic’s previous film experience also includes the New York Film Festival (2006), the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2008) as a Hospitality Coordinator, the London Film Festival (2007) in the press screenings department, and the Tribeca Film Festival as a Filmmaker Coordinator (2007, ‘08, ‘10). He is also on the screening committee for the British Independent Film Awards (2009, ‘10, ‘11, ‘12) and the committee for the Soho House Group.