Kim and Mai Spurlock are a Vietnamese-Appalachian filmmaking duo who based in New York. Kim has an MFA in Film Production from NYU. Mai has a Masters in Ancient History from the University of St. Andrews. The Spurlock Sisters have written, produced and directed multiple award-winning short films including the Student Academy Award winning Down in Number 5, a Southern Gothic tale of a coal miner pushed to his limits for the love of his son. The film won top prizes for filmmaking and directing at NYU, as well as top honors at the Austin Film Festival, the Miami Film Festival, and many others.