Sister Aimee (NEXT)
Who: Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann, writer-directors
Logline: In 1926, America’s most famous evangelist is looking for a way out and finds herself on a wild road trip to Mexico.
Things that influenced this film were: Paper Moon, Something Wild, and maybe the 2016 election.
The most expensive thing in our budget was: Old Ginger, our period car.
The biggest lesson we learned making this movie was: hire great actors. They can teach you something new about your characters, they’ll allow you to make your days, and in a big ensemble, there are no unimportant parts. To paraphrase Jonathan Demme: Whoever’s on screen is the star of the movie.
When we heard we got into Sundance we: Conference-called our producers and Anna Margaret Hollyman and laughed and cried.