Jeanette Buck is an independent writer and director in film and theater. Her critically acclaimed feature film debut Out of Season, was honored at the Los Angeles Outfest where she received the Outstanding Emerging Talent award.  Her short films Heather Has Four Moms, Lie Together, Kiss on the Bosphorus, and Texting: A Love Story have screened at hundreds of festivals worldwide and won multiple awards. Highlights include: Provincetown Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Tall Grass Film Festival, San Francisco Frameline, LAOutfest, NewFest, London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, and Atlanta Film Festival. There Are No Strangers, her autobiographical one-woman play, premiered in Washington DC at Theater J. Theater directing credits include Defiance of Dandelions, Gretty Good Time, Open Hearts, Father John says a Hail Mary, Miracles, and Swimming to America.