photo © Marianne Itriago

photo © Marianne Itriago

about foster

Foster is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, actor and Emergence Award Recipient. 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.

Her sophomore short film, WAFFLES, held its world premiere at the 2017 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in Toronto. WAFFLES has screened at 17 festivals to date including Brooklyn, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, India and Hong Kong; the film has garnered 8 nominations and 2 wins on the festival circuit including Best of Fest and Best Performance. WAFFLES is a raw exploration of morality and sexuality starring Jeanine Mason (Grey's Anatomy, Roswell) and Leslie Stevens (The Young and The Restless, Bosch).

Recently completed projects include PLATYPUS, a dark tragicomedy about honesty and intimacy; the pilot presentation LOVE SCENES, LLC, a fictional, feminist take on the adult film industry; and GROSS ANATOMY, a 4-part web series created with author Mara Altman. Currently in post-production: MADE PUBLIC, a 2017 Emergence Award Recipient. Foster has several projects in development, including the comedic short 5 STAGES OF GRIEF and the dark comedy feature LIVING WILL, both written by her husband and partner, Brian Leahy. 

Foster is a proud member of the Alliance of Women Directors and the Los Angeles Women's Film Collective. She is also a Board Member of the non-profit organization Moms-In-Film.

about something wilde productions

Something Wilde Productions, LLC is a Los Angeles-based production company led by husband-and-wife team Brian Leahy and Foster Wilson. Brian and Foster are a one-stop shop for film production, from narrative films to educational videos. As writer/editor, director and co-producers, Brian and Foster can bring any concept to life.