Frank Buckner

Frank Buckner

Motive Creative
Producer and Director of Operations

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
March 2013
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About Frank

I've spent most of my life in the 'Audio World', starting with Production Sound as Utility and Mixer. From one track and a vocal to multilayered sound design. From Casting and Pre Production to Dialogue Editing and Post, I've been a part of it all.

It was my brother, award winning filmmaker George Hickenlooper, who introduced me to the world of movie making, back as a little kid. Project after project, I explored new areas: Art Department, Props, Production Assistant, and ultimately Sound.

Eventually, I decided to move away from the Production side and dive into the world of Post Audio: Sound Editing, ADR, V.O., FX, Foley, Mixing, Casting, Coordinating, Directing.

I'd love to collaborate with you for your next project. I've had a hand in many aspects of filmmaking and with the team at POST HASTE DIGITAL, we can bring your vision to life!

Unique traits:



  • Minions

    Minions (2015)
    Film (Animation, Comedy and Family) Sound department Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From T. rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob on a global road trip where they'll earn a shot to work for a new boss-the world's first female super-villain-and try to save all of Minionkind...from annihilation. Written by Universal Pictures

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat (2015)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Sound department Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. Written by ithia2003

  • Leprechaun: Origins

    Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
    Film (Fantasy and Horror) Sound department Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality. Written by Lionsgate

  • Frontera

    Frontera (2014)
    Film (Drama and Western) Sound department A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

  • Lucky Bastard

    Lucky Bastard (2014)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Sound department Lucky Bastard is a "found footage" thriller about a porn website run by Mike (Don McManus) that invites fans to have sex with porn stars. Jay Paulson plays Dave, an eager young fan given a chance to have sex with the fabulous Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue). But everyone gets more than they bargained for in the seemingly mild-mannered Dave... with gruesome results. The film is captured by the "Lucky Bastard" porn cameras for a fresh take on the "found footage" genre. Written by Anonymous

  • 3 Days to Kill

    3 Days to Kill (2014)
    Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Sound department Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. Written by Relativity Media

  • Broken Age

    Broken Age (2014)
    Video Game (Animation, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Sound department A point-and-click adventure that tells the story of two young people leading parallel lives. A boy lives alone on an all-too-secure spacecraft, and a girl's village has planned to sacrifice her to a monster.

  • Of Mind and Music

    Of Mind and Music (2014)
    Film (Drama and Music) Sound department A story about a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist intent on helping her, bringing together the city of New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous. Written by monterey media inc.

  • Outcast

    Outcast (2014)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Sound department When the heir of the Imperial throne becomes the target of an assassination by his despised older brother, the young prince must flee the kingdom and seek protection. His only hope for survival is a reluctant war-weary crusader named Jacob, who must overcome his own personal demons and rally the assistance of a mythical outlaw known as The White Ghost. Together they must fight side by side in an epic battle to return the prince to his rightful place on the throne. Written by Fab Undici

  • The Judge

    The Judge (2014)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Sound department Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family. Written by Warren D'Souza

  • Rogue

    Rogue (2014)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Sound department Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective, is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son's mysterious death. In her quest for the truth, Grace finds herself striking out on her own and falling deeper into the city's most powerful and dangerous crime family. As Grace struggles to become the wife and mother her family now needs, her life is further complicated by a forbidden relationship with crime boss Jimmy Laszlo. In order to stay alive, Grace needs to help Jimmy find the traitor in his midst, while knowing he may have played a part in her tragedy. Written by DirecTV Publicity

  • Da Vinci's Demons

    Da Vinci's Demons (2014)
    Television (Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History and 1 More) Sound department Written by David S. Goyer, the series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it. Written by WellardRockard

  • The 100

    The 100 (2014)
    Television (Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Sound department The series is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear war wiped out almost all life on Earth. The only known survivors are the residents of twelve space stations in Earth's orbit prior to the war. The space stations banded together to form a single massive station named "The Ark", where about 2,400 people live. Resources are scarce and all crimes no matter their nature or severity are punishable by death ("floating") unless the perpetrator is under 18 years of age. After the Ark's life support systems are found to be critically failing, one hundred juvenile prisoners are declared "expendable" and sent to the surface in a last ditch attempt to determine if Earth is habitable again. The teens arrive on a beautiful planet they've only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. However they discover that not all humanity was wiped out. There are people on Earth who survived the war, called "grounders" by the 100. The ... Written by Thomas O'Darren

  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014)
    Video Game (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller and 1 More) Sound department After regaining consciousness following an injury sustained in World War II, an American soldier awakens to a Nazi dominated world in the 1960s.

  • Rookie Blue

    Rookie Blue (2014)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Sound department The stakes are high for five young cops fresh out of the Academy and ready for their first day with one of the most elite units in the city. Under the watchful guidance of their officers, Andy McNally and her four fellow rookies quickly learn that no amount of training could prepare them for this new world where every day is a first. Each case they tackle and choice they make will impact their lives, but it's their personal relationships that may play an even greater role in defining the cops they become. Written by Official site

  • Blue Bloods

    Blue Bloods (2014)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Sound department Blue Bloods follows the lives of the NYPD's First Family of Law Enforcement: the Reagans. Frank, the Police Comissioner and son of former PC Henry Reagan, must balance his duties of running the largest police force in the world and being his kids' boss. His daughter Erin is an Assistant District Attorney, son Danny is a senior detective and fellow Marine Veteran, and new Harvard Law grad turned cop, Jamie all swirl through this family drama and passionately defend their city from harm. The Irish-American family is deeply rooted in their patriotism, passion, and love of family.

  • Vikings

    Vikings (2014)
    Television (Action, Drama, History and War) Sound department The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods: legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors. Written by History Channel

  • Mr Selfridge

    Mr Selfridge (2014)
    Television (Drama) Sound department Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store.

  • Noah

    Noah (2014)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Drama) Sound department A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

  • Pompeii

    Pompeii (2014)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Drama, History and 1 More) Sound department Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • Killzone: Shadow Fall

    Killzone: Shadow Fall (2013)
    Video Game (Action and Sci-Fi) Sound department As Shadow Marshal Lucas Kellan, keeping the fragile peace across vast wall dividing your home world comes at great cost. When tensions between the VSA the Helghast once more boil over into open conflict, the line seperating right and wrong begins to crumble, forcing you to decide the type of hero you really are.

  • Saving Santa

    Saving Santa (2013)
    Video (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 2 More) Sound department With dreams of being an inventor, opportunist and eccentric elf Bernard D. Elf is made to feel a fool yet again when his innovative creation to bring back people's favourite Christmas memories back to life fails miserably. However he is then presented with the perfect opportunity to prove his worth, when Santa is kidnapped by the evil Neville Baddington, and his demanding mother Vera, who have their heart set on discovering Santa's big secret: how he delivers presents across the world in just one night. However Bernard knows how he does it, using a time travelling device to ensure all children wake up on Christmas morning with their presents under the tree. The elf decides to use this to his advantage, as he plans on going back in time and preventing the abduction from ever happening, and save Santa - and Christmas - for the entire world. Written by press release

  • Best Night Ever

    Best Night Ever (2013)
    Film (Comedy) Sound department Claire is about to get married, but her bachelorette party quickly spirals out of control.

  • Battlefield 4

    Battlefield 4 (2013)
    Video Game (Action and War) Sound department China, USA, and Russia go to war. The army of the Chinese leader Chang tries to destroy the us marines that are in China's ocean territory. Chang's army tries to get someone that is speaking against China's leader Chang. While the USA marines are protecting that person on a navy ship.

  • Strike Back

    Strike Back (2013)
    Television (Action, Drama and Thriller) Sound department The flashy adventures, all over the world, of British secret service MI6's dashing special ops team Section 20's fearless hotshots. Scott and Stonebridge eagerly chase Latif, the Pakistani Al-Qaeda mastermind behind many terrorist crimes, but also other rogue threats to peace. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Skylanders: SWAP Force

    Skylanders: SWAP Force (2013)
    Video Game (Adventure) Sound department During the eruption ceremony something tragic happened. Kaos' mother aimed to destroy the volcano, but a team of Skylanders defended it. After that, the volcano erupted, sending these Skylanders to Earth. The volcano's eruption gave these Skylanders the ability to swap their tops and bottoms, transforming them into the Swap Force

  • Jake Squared

    Jake Squared (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Sound department Jake Klein, 50, sets out to make a movie. He hires an actor to play himself and throws a big party. His idea is to shoot the heck out of it and see what he gets. But, everything spins out of control as different, unexpected people show up. Old loves are there. New loves are there. His dead father, his mother when she was young, his kids, his ex-wife. Even his younger selves, Jake at 40, Jake at 30 and Jake at 17, are there, too! And every one of them has tons of advice on how to fix his screwed up life. Jake's head reels as he staggers through what's either a mystical experience, a nervous breakdown... or both! Written by Jake Squared LLC

  • The Power Inside

    The Power Inside (2013)
    Television (Short and Adventure) Sound department We follow Neil, a seemingly average guy just trying to get by. But he is soon to find out he's all that stands between the world, and it getting taken over by a strange life form in disguise.

  • Grand Theft Auto V

    Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
    Video Game (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime and 2 More) Sound department Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a former street gangster, now looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life. Written by Anonymous

  • Deadliest Catch

    Deadliest Catch (2013)
    Television (Documentary, Adventure and Reality-TV) Sound department A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.

  • Birdbath

    Birdbath (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Sound department During the course of one night, two strangers, a lonely waif and a prodigal poet, form an unexpected connection.

  • The Bridge

    The Bridge (2013)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Sound department Marco Ruiz is a homicide investigator for the state of Chihuahua, Mexico living in Ciudad Juárez. A family man, Marco is one of the last good men in a corrupt and apathetic police force that is out-gunned by the powerful drug cartels. He's sharp, charming, and observant and painfully aware that his city is in a state of chaos. When a body is dumped on the bridge that spans the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border, Ruiz is forced to work with his American counterpart, "Detective Sonya Cross." Written by Ronald Craig

  • Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan

    Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013)
    Film (Fantasy and Horror) Sound department Young adults at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.

  • Veep

    Veep (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Sound department Former Senator Selina Meyer has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. 'Veep' follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington. Written by HBO

  • Zombi kanikuly 3D

    Zombi kanikuly 3D (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Hansel & Gretel Get Baked

    Hansel & Gretel Get Baked (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Sound department The pothead Ashton Crawford and his girlfriend Gretel are smoking in her room special marijuana called Black Forest supplied by the drug dealer Manny and produced by an old lady named Agnes that lives in Pasadena. Gretel's brother Hansel arrives home and Gretel tells that she will bake gingerbread cookie while Ashton will go directly to Agnes to buy more Black Forest. However Agnes is a witch and captures Ash to eat his flesh and drain his youth to maintain youth. Gretel seeks her boyfriend out and suspects of Agnes, but the police officers Ritter and Hart do not give credit to her words since Ritter knows that Ash is a pothead. Meanwhile the gang that supplies weed to Manny learns that he is selling Black Forest to his costumers and they threaten him and their leader Jorge sends a message to Agnes through Manny. However, the drug dealer is turned into a zombie by Agnes and Jorge and his gang pay a visit to her and are also turned into zombies. Soon Gretel and Manny's girlfriend ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Playing Clean

    Playing Clean (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department Taking place in a jazz bar during the 1950s, the film revolves around Bunchy, a young Mexican-American Jazz musician who has traveled to New York City to play with his musical idol, Ellis Redding. The story examines the relationship between the two characters, the struggles they face to play their own music, and the sacrifices they've made along the way. Written by Chris Banda

  • Pramface

    Pramface (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Sound department A girl from a middle class family gets drunk one night and sleeps with a working class boy, who also happens to be younger than she, and gets pregnant. But are there really feelings there?

  • After the Dark

    After the Dark (2013)
    Film (Drama, Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew When the last day of school comes for a group of students in a philosophy class, their instructor, Mr. Zimit, challenges them to different sorts of exercises that take place in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world. While there, they each get chosen professions and have to decide whether who is valuable or not because the bunker they will be staying in for a year has only enough oxygen for 10 people. Mr. Zimit challenges them in different rounds to see how they could survive. Issues arise when they notice Mr. Zimit is disruptive to the game. Written by James Hake

  • Exitus Roma

    Exitus Roma (2012)
    Film (Short, Action, Drama and History) Sound department Roman Refugees from the Barbarian Invasions (AD 410).

  • The Making of a First Rounder: The DeSean Jackson Story

    The Making of a First Rounder: The DeSean Jackson Story (2011)
    Video (Documentary) Sound department This film is the result of 17 years of documenting every aspect of the making of an NFL star, DeSean Jackson, from Pop Warner to the Pro Bowl... and the rocky journey of a family to stay together through it all, despite their differences and in the face of mounting pressure from outside influences. It is a family story, wrapped in the fanfare of an NFL dream. Written by Anonymous

  • Airplane Repo

    Airplane Repo (2011)
    Television (Reality-TV) Sound department Meet three adrenaline-seeking repo men chase multi-million dollar jets across America looking for a big payoff. Relying upon wits, skill and sheer cojones, to stay one step ahead of the law and airplanes with issues, it's high risk for high reward for these super repo men. Written by Discovery

  • Prom

    Prom (2011)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Prom and high school graduation are approaching for a group of seniors, but when the prom decorations are destroyed in an act of school vandalism, the class president is left scrambling. With everybody else pre-occupied with finding dates and dresses, Nova is left to rely on the principal forcing the school rebel to help her out. But when he's there for her when she needs it, she starts looking at him in a different light. Written by napierslogs

  • Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story

    Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story (2003)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Sound department Narrated by Cheech Marin and scored by Ry Cooder, this half-hour documentary captures how a community was betrayed by greed, political hypocrisy, and good intentions gone astray. Don Normark's haunting photographs evoke a lost Mexican-American village in the heart of downtown LA, razed in the 1950's to build an enormous low-income housing project. Instead, the federally purchased land was used for Dodger Stadium. Written by Mark Moran

  • The Man from Elysian Fields

    The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Sound department Byron Tiller, happily married with a young child, is a writer whose last novel has ended up in the remainder bins. Down on his luck and struggling to make ends meet, he keeps bashing away, refusing to admit that perhaps he is not that good. One day, at wit's end and feeling sorry for himself, he meets someone who has actually read his book: a rather elegant looking Englishman who introduces himself as Luther Fox. Luther runs an escort agency Elysian Fields, which provides extremely wealthy women with attractive, intelligent dates. Desperate for any job- and Luther guarantees good pay and convinces him that it can be only temporary -Byron reluctantly agrees, keeping the whole thing hidden from his wife. He soon finds himself face-to-face with an extremely attractive woman, whose aging husband is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist grappling with a novel that may be his last. Before long, Byron finds himself immersed in a world that he finds almost impossible to believe and even harder to... Written by Sujit R. Varma

  • Love & Basketball

    Love & Basketball (2000)
    Film (Drama, Romance and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor. As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy's relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica. Some years later, their pro careers at a crossroads, they meet again. It's time for a final game of one-on-one with high stakes. Written by <>

  • The Big Brass Ring

    The Big Brass Ring (1999)
    Film (Drama) Sound department Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become governor of the state of Missouri. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him. Will the truth ruin his chances for office or will he land the "Big Brass Ring"? Written by Michael Presky

  • Dogtown

    Dogtown (1997)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like some kind of celebrity and movie star. He uses it to impress his (and everybody's) school love Dorothy, her life now a grey boring experience. Written by Anonymous

  • The Low Life

    The Low Life (1995)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?

  • Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade

    Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Twenty-five years after commiting a double murder, Karl Childers is going to be released from an institution for the criminally insane. A local reporter comes to talk to him, and after some fussing about her gender, the institution's director lets her talk to Karl (after all, he'll have to talk to women after his release). Karl talks about his life leading up to the crime, and the reporter listens in horror. Written by <>


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