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, followed by a stateside premiere at the Brooklyn Women's Film Festival and a hometown showing at the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in Durham, N.C. The film 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).

This summer, Foster is slated to direct Playtpus by Caden Douglas, a dark tragicomedy about honesty and intimacy, as well as the short Monotony by Brian Leahy. She has several projects in development, including two features and a pilot.