Stacy-Ann Buchanan is a professionally trained theater and film Actress with numerous theater productions, commercials and film credits under her belt. In 2012 she landed the title of Producer when she created and produced her first event, The Mystic Effect; a show that embodies music, poetry, dance, fashion and film. The overwhelming success of the show prompted her to create her own production company, Stacy-Ann Buchanan Productions and on April 28, 2013 her company was launched. March 8, 2014 she was presented with the Entrepreneur Award at the International Women Achievement Awards. Stacy-Ann prides herself on being a budding Philanthropist and in 2014, she established the Stacy-Ann Buchanan Scholarship-- a monetary gift that is awarded to a student entering his/her last year of high school or first year of College and pursuing Arts related studies or courses. The scholarship is made available through the Jamaican Canadian Association. In October of 2014, she established herself as a Filmmaker by directing and producing her first documentary, the award winning, The Blind Stigma which discusses mental health within the Black community by chronicling and testifying the stories of five individuals (including herself) on their trials and triumphs with mental health. The Blind Stigma powerfully removes the veil of shame that clouds the topic of mental illness in the Black community, challenge that misconception, give a voice to Black Canadians living with mental illness and leaves the audience more informed and empowered. Since its debut, the documentary on February 7, 2015, The Blind Stigma has since won the Art with Impact award, featured on CP24, City TV, G98.7, AOL/MSN, The Huffington Post, Bell Let's Talk, featured in several film festivals throughout North America and on several media outlets throughout North America and the Caribbean. Stacy-Ann's impact, work ethic and achievements in the community led her to being selected as one of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada 2015 and awarded the Young Fem Leader award for the same year. Most recently she has been listed as one of the 150 Black Women Making Canada Better, selected as one of the 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health and accomplished her first TEDX Talk. Adding to her credentials is her position as a Motivational Leader and Mental Health Advocate where she shares her intricately, powerful journey towards her success while inspiring others to turn their Pain into Power and to Make their Passion their Paycheck.