Written and Directed
by Rhonda Buckley

Produced, Written, and Directed
by Rhonda Buckley

feature films

short films

Rhonda Buckley is a Newfoundland filmmaker who makes films with a feminist point of view. Buckley is the writer and director of the feature film Joan and Sadie (Telefilm Canada). Rhonda is also the screenwriter of the feature films Heart TroublesSparkle and Shine and Maiden Flight. Buckley is an award-winning filmmaker of the short films; Surrounded by Water (FIN, YFF, SJIWFF, FeFF), Terranova Matadora (Hot Docs 2016), Avon Ladies Rural Style and ElfredaSurrounded by Water, on music legend Joan Morrissey, was shortlisted for best dramatic short at the Yorkton Film Festival. Terranova Matadora (BravoFact), based on a Newfoundland woman bullfighter screened at Hot Docs 2016 and Avon Ladies Rural Style also screened nationally. 

Rhonda was selected to TIFF Producer Talent Lab with films she produced by director Sherry White including the Genie nominated feature film Crackie (2010) with Jennice Ripley. Earlier in her career, Rhonda created art installations for over 10 years with exhibitions in Vancouver, New York, San Francisco, and Scotland including: Barred, King of the Castle, Peep Show and TV Talk Show Live, funded by Canada Council for the Arts. Rhonda curated an extensive exhibition for The Rooms in 2010, James Andersen: 50 Years of Taking Pictures that was co-produced with Catharyn Andersen and the Nunatsiavut Government based on James Andersen’s film collection from the 1950’s in Makkovik, Labrador.

Artist, filmmaker, and curator Rhonda Buckley has created over 30 years of artwork. A collection of 30 years of her work is on file at the National Archives of Canada. Contact Steve Moore for more information. Film and audio interviews include Edythe Goodridge, Barbara Doran, Lois Brown, Sarah Sexton, James Andersen, Carolyn Hayward, Sylvia Thomas Reiser, Christopher Pratt, Andy Jones, Deepa Mehta, Brad Peyton, Bif Naked, Anne Troake, Liz Pickard, and Carol Leigh (The Scarlot Harlot).


  • Joan and Sadie
  • Kid Gloves
  • Heart Troubles
  • Sparkle and Shine
  • films archive