Jason Buxton

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Jason Buxton
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Known for Blackbird

Jason Buxton is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. He wrote and directed three short films, A Fresh Start, The Garden and The Drawing,[citation needed] before debuting his first full-length feature film, Blackbird, in 2012.[1]


Buxton's first feature film 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.[2] 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).[3][4]

Blackbird also won the 2013 Claude Jutra Award for the year's best Canadian film by a first-time director.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Buxton is based in Chester, Nova Scotia.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Jason Buxton on Blackbird: ‘There’s a meditative quality to it’". National Post, September 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Chester filmmaker wins TIFF award for Blackbird". The Chronicle Herald, September 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "Winners of the 32nd Atlantic Film Festival announced!" (Press release). Atlantic Film Festival. 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  4. ^ Nemetz, Andrea (21 September 2012). "Blackbird continues to soar with three AFF awards". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Blackbird director Jason Buxton wins first-film honour". CBC News. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 

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