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Jason Buxton is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. He wrote and directed three short films, A Fresh Start, The Garden and The Drawing, before debuting his first full-length feature film, Blackbird, in 2012.
Blackbird was nominated for two awards at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards, including a nomination for Best Original Screenplay. It was also a co-winner, alongside Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral, of the Best Canadian First Feature Film award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. The film won three awards at that year's Atlantic Film Festival: Best Atlantic Feature, Best Atlantic Director, and the Michael Weir Award for Outstanding Atlantic Screenplay (sponsored by the Michael Weir Foundation for the Arts). Blackbird also won the 2013 Claude Jutra Award for the year's best Canadian film by a first-time director.
- "Jason Buxton on Blackbird: ‘There’s a meditative quality to it’". National Post, September 10, 2012.
- "Chester filmmaker wins TIFF award for Blackbird". The Chronicle Herald, September 17, 2012.
- "Winners of the 32nd Atlantic Film Festival announced!" (Press release). Atlantic Film Festival. 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
- Nemetz, Andrea (21 September 2012). "Blackbird continues to soar with three AFF awards". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- "Blackbird director Jason Buxton wins first-film honour". CBC News. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
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