Sydney Bowie Linden is a documentary director and cinematographer based in Southern California. She discovered her love of filmmaking as an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she began crafting intimate, character-driven documentaries grounded in observational filmmaking. Her work has been featured by The New Yorker Documentary Series and has received selections from festivals across the United States, including Big Sky Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Heartland International Film Festival, Slamdance Cinema Club, Newport Beach Film Festival and DC Shorts Festival. In June of 2021, Sydney received her M.F.A. in Documentary Film from Stanford University and is the director of the short film Black Gold (Mountainfilm 2022).