Samantha Macher is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker based in Washington, DC. Since beginning her career in 2011, she had over 70 productions of her written work both in the US and abroad.Her play "Reset" was a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award (2015) and her play War Bride was the winner of the StageScene LA Play of the Year (2012). Her award-winning documentary"Last Pyramid" (2015) was accepted into several festivals, including the Independent Film Festival Boston, and has helped in the fundraising and awareness raising efforts for the mission of the Epilepsy Foundation. Her newest film "To The New Girl" premiered at the iconic Chinese Theater in LA in February 2020 at the Golden State Film Festival. Samantha is also a theater educator, and was the Keenan Lecturer for the UVA Drama Department while her play "The Arctic Circle *and a Recipe for Swedish Pancakes" was in production (2016), and recurring guest artist in their Religious Studies department.Samantha is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and the Playwrights Lab at Hollins University.
Feminysta Film Festival
Golden State Film Festival
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Best Feature (First Time Filmmaker)
Best Actress (Skyler Vallo)
Best Editing (Hillary Willis)
DaVinci International Film Festival
Coven Film Festival
Finalist- Quarantine Film Challenge
Northern Virginia Film Festival
"Film of the Year"
"Best Documentary Short"
UPIKE Film Festival
"Best Professional Film"
"Best Professional Documentary"
PUSH! Film Festival
"Best Virginia Film"