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William Andre Buchanan

CEO, ILL 4 Real Entertainment, Will Buchanan Investments, and CFO, Ram-Z Entertainment. Angel investor, coach, mentor, producer of two award-winning shorts - Neighbor and T.I.M.E to be screened during the festival.

William Andre Buchanan, also known as Dre Buchanan, is CEO of ILL 4 Real Entertainment (a marketing and advertising agency), Will Buchanan Investments, and the CFO of Ram-Z Entertainment (a production company).  As an angel investor, he assists in financing  film makers and creators who need anchor investors, especially those in the BIPOC community, who have the  potential to attract an international audience. In addition, he provides free mentoring, coaching, and workshops to entrepreneurs to help them market and scale their companies and learn the process of raising capital and getting off the ground.

Buchanan also the executive producer of two award-winning shorts Neighbor and T.I.M.E which will be screened during the festival.

12:30 PM

Saturday 19th August,2023

FILM SHORTS:  T.I.M.E.; Dignity

Film Short:  T.I.M.E. (10 min.; Drama)

Hamilton

Filmmaker: William Andre Buchanan

Treasure Intimate Memories Everyday=T.I.M.E.  A peak into the tender bond between a father and his daughter as their lives evolve.

 

Film Short:  Dignity (25 min.; Romantic Drama)

Hamilton

Filmmaker: Pat Battistini

"Dignity" is a love story between a woman and her family. However, the family's strength is tested when a moral decision must be made.

11:00 AM

Friday 18th August, 2023

MASTER CLASS: Film Finance & Funding

Lincoln

Instructor:  William Andre Buchanan

Angel investor and Film Financier William Andre Buchanan will host a workshop on how to get your projects funded by sharing several techniques to secure funding for your projects.

1:30 PM

Friday 18th August, 2023

FILM SHORTS - Art 21: Rose B. Simpson; T.I.M.E.; Neighbor

Film Short:  Art 21: Rose B. Simpson (14min.; Mini-Doc)

Hamilton

Filmmaker: Art21  

Set primarily in her native Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, this film is a gentle portrayal of how artist Rose B. Simpson creates and explores inventive ways of making art by drawing from the land's culture and history, her ancestors' knowledge and heritage and skills passed down to her by her mother and grandmother.

 

Film Short:  T.I.M.E. (10 min.; Drama)

Hamilton

Filmmaker: William Andre Buchanan

Treasure Intimate Memories Everyday=T.I.M.E.  A peak into the tender bond between a father and his daughter as their lives evolve.

Film Short:  Neighbor  (6 min.; Light Drama)

Hamilton

Filmmaker: William Andre Buchanan  

He looks iffy. He dresses street. He's not our kind of people...right? Or is he?

1:30 PM

Thursday 17th August, 2023

FILM SHORTS: XXVisible; Neighbor; FANNIE

Film Short:  XXVisible (12 min.; Drama)

Hamilton

Filmmaker: Bobby Yan

It's 2020, COVID-19 has shut down the entire world. In the midst, a successful, young Asian American struggles to navigate life during the lock down. A series of events forces the man to confront issues of self-identity and racial politics, culminating into an aggressive Anti-Asian attack against his family.

 

Film Short:  Neighbor  (6 min.; Light Drama)

Hamilton

Filmmaker: William Andre Buchanan

He looks iffy. He dresses street. He's not our kind of people...right? Or is he?

 

Film Short:  FANNIE (10 min.; Drama)

Hamilton

Filmmaker: Abeni Bloodworth

Sharecropper turned social justice advocate, Fannie Lou Hamer publicly highlights the scare tactics used in Mississippi to prevent Black Americans from voting.  Hammer forces this country to examine itself with one question, “Is this America?