• Director

    Hope Olaidé Wilson

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2020, 8:11

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    HD Canon C300 Mach II

  • Festival Year



In The Mother, 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.


Hope Olaidé Wilson – Writer, Director, Producer
Kelly Calloway Klein – Co-Producer
Sarah Baskin – “Vera”
Leajato Robinson – “Simon”
Kerri Sohn – “Harry”

Director 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 Biography

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).