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Synopsis: A young woman visits a farmer’s market and finds a lot more than she bargained for in a chance encounter with a local kombucha brewer.
Written and directed by Hope Olaidé Wilson, The Mother is a chapter within Owls & Echoes, an award-winning bite-sized anthology of stand-alone short films exploring everyday scenarios and moral dilemmas with a darkly comic twist.



Run Time

9 minutes


Sarah Baskin (Vera)
Leajato Robinson (Simon)
Kerri Sohn (Harry)

Directed by

Hope Olaidé Wilson

Produced by

Kelly Calloway Klein

Director's Statement

My creative inclinations lean toward genre-based storytelling in the realms of science fiction, subtle horror, and dark comedy. Like most creative storytellers, I am driven by a desire to explore themes that deeply resonate with me. However, I am also very much motivated by an awareness that as long as it remains a novelty for women of colour to participate in many mainstream or certain niche realms there remains much work to be done.

Director's Bio

Hope Olaidé Wilson is a filmmaker, performer and multimedia producer. She is the founder of Indigo Veil Media and a ‘Made in NY’ Media Center Incubator Fellowship recipient. Hope wrote, directed and produced Owls & Echoes, an anthology comprised of multiple short films/vignettes selected for the IFP Screen Forward Episodic Lab. She was awarded the inaugural Jack Jones Literary Arts ‘Octavia Butler Fellowship’ and a finalist for the Stowe Story Labs/Tangerine Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowship.

Trained at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, her screen credits include Spenser Confidential (NETFLIX/Film 44), Solace (Tribeca Film Institute All Access Program), The Affair (Showtime), The Price (Samuel Goldwyn Films/2017 SXSW), I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Lionsgate), The Fosters (FreeForm), and The Last Ship (TNT).

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