About Lava

Lava Buckley is an award winning Asian American filmmaker based in New Mexico. Her experience expands over 17 years in various departments: casting, accounting, and production. Recently, she has worked as a Production Coordinator for Meow Wolf Las Vegas and History Channel's: Histories Greatest Mysteries (NM episodes). 

 

In addition to studio work, Lava writes, produces and directs her own projects from documentaries, narrative films, PSAs and music videos. 

 

Lava is driven to create films for her community that encourage positivity and overcoming challenges. When not creating films, Lava loves spending time taking photos, hanging with dogs, and relaxing off the grid in a camper van.

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IMDb

AWARDS

2020

Asian American Film Lab's

72 Hour Shootout

Outstanding Female Film Maker

2019

Asian American Film Lab's

72 Hour Shootout

Most Original Use of Theme

2016

Asian American Film Lab's

72 Hour Shootout

Top Ten & Most Original Use of Theme

2021

NYWIFT Shorts Online Festival

3rd Place

Best Short Documentary

2021

Calcutta Cult International Film Festival

Best Film on Religion 

2021

Mindfield Film Festival

Winner Bi-Monthly 

Best Music Video

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