Project Description


Audrey Buchanan, Filmmaker of THE MYSTERY OF NOW


Audrey Buchanan is an interviewer and filmmaker who believes in civic engagement, social justice and the fact that diversity drives innovation.

She will attending ADVENTURE FILM & INDIGENOUS CULTURE at the University of Ottawa on November 20th at 7pm via video conference.

She most recently directed her first short film, The Mystery of Now, which is an official selection for the 2019 National Geographic Short Film Showcase.

As the founder of a boutique production company called THE WOODS, and a founding board member of NPR Generation Listen, Audrey curates and lifts up diverse voices through intimate interviews, films, digital content and experiential programming.

Most recently, Audrey interviewed actress America Ferrera and Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder Janaya Khan at Summit LA, about the social, political and historical power of the intersectional feminine in society.

Prior, Audrey served as the host and creative director for a leading business and storytelling conference called Summit at Sea, bringing together 3,000 millennial CEO’s and company founders and luminaries like Quentin Tarantino, Kendrick Lamar, Norman Lear, Sonia Sanchez, Dolores Huerta, Douglas Miles, Herbie Hancock, Aja Monet and Patrisse Cullors. In addition, Audrey partnered with Revolve Impact and the California Endowment to creative direct the statewide Schools Not Prisons music tour in California alongside cultural leaders like Mike de la Rocha, dream hampton, Mystic, Buyepongo, Ty Dolla $ign, Pusha T, John Forte of the Fugees and more.

In the short film, THE MYSTERY OF NOW artist and Apache Skateboards founder, Douglas Miles shares socio-political context around the history that lead to life on the San Carlos Apache reservation, and the personal history of how and why he started a skateboard brand and team of local youth leaders. His advice on cultivating resilience, creativity, and joy, provides guidance in a time that for many feels uncertain, polarizing and divisive in our living rooms and around our dinner tables.