Samantha Buck & Marie Schlingmann are a married writing and directing duo. Their short films THE MINK CATCHER and CANARY have played at Telluride, SXSW, Palm Springs Shortsfest, Provincetown and others. Samantha has a background in documentary film and directed the Peabody award-winning documentary BEST KEPT SECRET (New York Times Critic's Pick, closing film for the PBS series POV, nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Audience Award). She was also a recipient of the Sundance Institute's Documentary Fund grant and The Adrienne Shelly's Foundation Grant for Female Directors. Marie is from Berlin and has a background in photography, gender and sexuality studies, and political campaign ads. She was a recipient of the David Jones Memorial Award for Best Director and the ASCAP Scoring Fellowship. Together, they co-wrote and co-directed SISTER AIMEE, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and are in development on the series THE BIG D with producer Bettina Barrow and Lily Rabe.