Makena Buchanan

Producer

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Makena Buchanan is a Texas native and a producer of fiction and non-fiction films and series. He is a 2018 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow and participated in the inaugural Southern Producers Lab. Projects that Makena has helmed have received support from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Austin Film Society, IFP, IMCINE, and the Venice Biennale, works he's produced have played in festivals like SXSW, Rotterdam, Cannes, BAMcinemaFest, True/False, IDFA, among others. Much like his interests, his practice as a producer predominantly drifts toward two pretty specific pools: genre films and form-bending non-fiction.