In 1926, the world’s most famous evangelist, Sister Aimee Semple McPherson, fakes her own death in order to run away to Mexico with her married lover. Once on the road, and equipped with new identities, they find themselves chased by the very persona Aimee so desperately tried to kill. They hire Rey, a former Mexican Soldadera turned smuggler, to help them cross the border, as detectives, the world, and Aimee herself all pose the question, “Who is Sister Aimee Semple McPherson?”
Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann are a married writing and directing duo. Their shorts have played at the Telluride Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and others. Buck directed the Peabody Award–winning documentary Best Kept Secret. She received grants from the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and The Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Schilingmann is from Berlin and was a recipient of the David Jones Memorial Award and ASCAP Scoring Fellowship. Together, they co-wrote and co-directed Sister Aimee and are in development on their second feature, The Big D.