WINNER: Best Actress Narrative Feature - Queens World Film Festival 2014

WINNER: Best Screenplay - BendFilm 2013

WINNER: Audience Favorite - Northwest Filmmakers' Film Festival 2012

Buoy is a powerful, deeply engrossing meditation on family, middle class alienation and love. What begins as a minimalist nod to My Dinner With Andre and Jeanne Dielmann results in a dramatic, emotionally gripping excavation of contemporary life, exquisitely controlled and grounded in its pitch-perfect performances, writing and direction.

Todd Haynes writer/director Safe, Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven, I'm Not There

Buoy is the story of abiding love between two estranged siblings. With a subtly stabbing performance by Tina Holmes and minimalist strokes by Doughton, the film guides us into the most intimate precincts of a family’s life story, showing us bonds between brother and sister that persist from childhood into the most harrowing, private reaches of adulthood.

Kelly Reichardt - writer/director Old Joy, Wendy And Lucy, Meek's Cutoff