Producer Heather Buckley (The Ranger) is currently raising funds to support the first production within her new horror studio, Black Mansion Films. That film is called Inside, and it’s to be directed by Elise Salomon in Ireland.
If you know Buckley, then you know she combines a sharp intellectualism with a punk rock aesthetic, and she’s determined to help marginalized voices within the genre.
From the press release:
Buckley stated, “We saw this massive outpouring of support from the horror community. It was an undeniable endorsement that people want stories told from new perspectives.” In fact, nearly 3x the original goal was raised in four days.
Major contributors included Tara Ansley, co-owner of FANGORIA magazine, who wrote, “Women In Horror. Fund Women.” Some contributors, such as actress Kristina Arntz, returned to donate multiple times, as funding doubled and then tripled. Producer David Tripet added, “I believe in Heather, and I want to see more genre films made by women and minorities. I can’t wait to see what she and her team create!”
The funds raised will be used for early development, specifically to package the film INSIDE from Writer/Director Elise Salomon, which has already attracted significant interest. Buckley plans to keep the funding campaign open for the next stage of development.
About Black Mansion Films
The Go Fund Me is live for another few weeks. If you’d like to help, go to Buckley’s fundraiser page here.