photo © Marianne Itriago

photo © Marianne Itriago

about foster

Foster is an award-winning director, filmmaker, and Emergence Award Recipient. She earned her BFA at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied for 3 years with the Atlantic Theater Company under the tutelage of David Mamet, Chris Bauer, Scott Zigler, and Mary McCann, among others.

After more than a decade working in the industry as an actor, Foster co-founded Detroit Street Films, an independent film production company intent on building a robust community of filmmakers to collaborate on micro-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. Since then, the film has screened at more than 25 festivals around the world, including Australia, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, India, and Hong Kong; the film has garnered 8 nominations and 4 wins on the festival circuit, including an Audience Award for Best Short Film.

In 2018, Foster wrapped production on the short film MADE PUBLIC, a Emergence Award Recipient for Female Filmmakers, which stars Jeanine Mason (Roswell, New Mexico) and Josh Zuckerman (90210). The film will premiere in the spring of 2019 at Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival. 

Foster was also one of six members selected by Alliance of Women Directors for the inaugural AWD Short Film Initiative, creating a short film in collaboration with the Shoot ‘Em Up film series. The resulting film, titled MÍA, premiered at Disney Studios in October 2018.

Additional credits include the short film PLATYPUS; the pilot presentation LOVE SCENES, LLC; and a four-part web series created with author Mara Altman titled GROSS ANATOMY. Foster has several projects in development, including the comedic short 5 STAGES OF GRIEF (2018 Shift Creative Fund Finalist) and the dark comedy feature LIVING WILL.

Foster is a co-founder of Something Wilde Productions, a member of the Los Angeles Women's Film Collective, and a Board Member of the non-profit organization Moms-In-Film. She is repped by Fourth Wall Management.

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.

 
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