Oscar Bucher is an award-winning independent writer-director-editor-producer. He co-founded the critically acclaimed Inquiline Theatre Company, which critic Mark Bieschke called “A fantastic mirror of our times”. The company premiered nine award-winning plays in San Francisco theaters, which Bucher either directed or helped produce. The titles include Burn This, Frank Rich is Dead, The Red Address, Raised in Captivity, and A Fair Country, among others. After leaving the stage to pursue his interest in film, Bucher went on to produce and direct several short films including a documentary on location in Switzerland for Masks.org, the documentary Time and Space about performance artist Conrad Schuler, and a series of PSAs, including one for Moveon.org. His short film, The Peephole, which he wrote, co-directed, and edited, was screened at several national festival competitions, winning an Audience Award at The Chicago Horror Festival in April 2005. His half-hour noir script, Angel of Mercy, was nominated for the Humanitas prize in 2008. With his co-writer, Barry Gifford (author of David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, Lost Highway) he has recently completed the screenplay, Rosa Blanca–a smart thriller with a unique spiritual edge. In addition, he produced, recorded and created original music for a double-CD audiobook of Gifford’s novel Memories from a Sinking Ship, which was released by Bucher’s production company OB3 Studios in September, 2007. His latest project, Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story has screened in over 35 international festivals in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico and Italy, among other venues and has won 11 awards including Audience Awards, the John Gutmann Filmmaker of Excellence award, the Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship, the Outstanding Documentary award from the Angelus Film Festival, the Best Short Documentary Award from the Chicago Film and Music Festival, the Official Best of Fest Award, the Crystal Heart Award award from the Heartland Film Festival and the IDA/David L. Wolper Award from the International Documentary Association.