Sydney Bowie Linden discovered her love of documentary film as an undergraduate at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she graduated with Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. Her short films have received selection from festivals across the United States, including the Windrider International Student Film Festival (WISSF) and DC Shorts Festival. In addition, Sydney has worked with noted documentary filmmakers, including Oscar-nominated Robert Kenner (Food Inc.). In 2016, Sydney received a Fulbright Grant to work on her first feature-length film ¡Boza!, documenting the migratory route from sub-Sahara Africa to Spain. ¡Boza! premiered at Newport Beach Film Festival and went on to screen at Heartland Film Festival, Slamdance Cinema Club, and Ojai Film Festival among others. Before starting her M.F.A., Sydney worked as an Artist in Residence and film teacher at her high school alma mater, the Thacher School.