David J. Buchanan

David J. Buchanan

We-Co Films
Director and Screenwriter

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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August 2013
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About David

David J. Buchanan is a Minneapolis-based writer/director whose work includes Rideshare, See You Soon, and the newly acclaimed feature film, BLACK in Minneapolis (Now on Amazon, iTunes, and Vimeo). A recipient of the 2020 McKnight Media Artist Fellowship, David started his career in documentary filmmaking at 14 years old, and his work includes many localized stories around social justice. At 15, he won the Screenlabs Challenge Audience Award at Screenwriters’ Workshop, where he developed his screenplays. At 20, he worked on his first commercial project, where he learned about the craft of lighting. He has written over 15+ feature films, 35+ shorts, worked on 300+ docs, 100+ commercials, and 20+ feature films.



  • BLACK in Minneapolis

    BLACK in Minneapolis (2018 - 2020)
    Film by David J. Buchanan Director A black man begins an uprising after police kill his brother during a routine traffic stop.

  • What Marilyn Didn't Know

    What Marilyn Didn't Know (2018)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department

  • Pinebox

    Pinebox (2018)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department

  • The House of Tomorrow

    The House of Tomorrow (2017)
    Film Art department

  • Love Always, Santa

    Love Always, Santa (2016)
    TV Movie Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Goodbye

    The Goodbye (2016)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department

  • Lady Dynamite

    Lady Dynamite (2016)
    TV Series Miscellaneous Crew

  • Rideshare

    Rideshare (2016)
    Film Producer

  • Food Baby

    Food Baby (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A documentary crew follows Miriam, an eccentric artist who takes pregnancy photography of her bulging stomach after large meals, and along the way discover Miriam's true nature.

  • Studio Luma

    Studio Luma (2015)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • How 'Bout Now?!

    How 'Bout Now?! (2014)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Jingle Dress

    The Jingle Dress (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Family and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department John Red Elk hears from his relatives down in Minneapolis that his Uncle Norton is dead and vows to go to the big city to find out what really happened to him. At its heart, "The Jingle Dress" is a contemporary story of a Native American family that moves from their rural home on the reservation in northern Minnesota to the faster paced urban environment of Minneapolis. We follow the Red Elk family as they experience city culture through their unvarnished perspective, as well as gain insight into their Indigenous culture and traditions. Written by William Eigen

  • Book of James

    Book of James (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Abstract Art

    Abstract Art (2012)
    Film (Short, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Sound department Two teens run into a serial killer with an artistic twist.

  • Hearts Wild

    Hearts Wild (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama, Thriller and Western) Camera and Electrical Department Just another day of friends getting together to play some poker. Although the game starts off good and playful it soon turns deadly after one of the player drops his poker face and shows his hand.

  • See What I Hear

    See What I Hear (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department A man takes you through his everyday 'boring' life, until a day, his whole world changes.

  • Lucid Dreams

    Lucid Dreams (2010)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Fantasy and Mystery) Producer Kronos is a man searching for his life; but only in his dreams, will his true life be revealed.

  • A Winter Love

    A Winter Love
    Camera and Electrical Department

  • First Person Plural

    First Person Plural
    Camera and Electrical Department


  • Screenwriting U

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