photo © Marianne Itriago

photo © Marianne Itriago

about foster

Foster is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and actor. She earned her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied for 3 years with the Atlantic Theater Company under the tutelage of David Mamet, Mary McCann and Chris Bauer, among others.

In 2015, Foster co-founded Detroit Street Films, an independent film production company intent on building a robust community of filmmakers to collaborate on low-budget films. In DSF’s inaugural year, the company produced over a dozen films including Foster’s directorial debut: a gritty short about possessions and priorities titled Brick & Mopsie. In the spring of 2016, she produced a self-help web series titled The Noise In Your Head, comprised of six comedic videos about coping with anxiety.

Her most recent short film, Waffles, held its world premiere at the 2017 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in Toronto. Waffles went on to screen in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, and Hong Kong; in 2018, the film will screen in Mississippi and Sydney, Australia, and is currently being considered for several festivals around the globe. Waffles is a raw exploration of morality and sexuality starring Jeanine Mason (Bunheads, Of Kings and Prophets) and Leslie Stevens (The Young and The Restless, Bosch).

Recently completed projects include Playtpus, a dark tragicomedy about honesty and intimacy; the pilot presentation Love Scenes LLC, a fictional, feminist take on the adult film industry that shoots this October; and MADE PUBLIC, which is currently in pre-production. She has several projects in development, including the comedic short 5 Stages of Grief and a collaborative feature with Detroit Street Films based on Arthur Schnitzler's 1897 play La Ronde