Mrs Foster, a retired, middle-class Daily Mail reader, whose cup is half empty, is starting chemotherapy and is understandably anxious. The last thing she needs, is to have to share the treatment room with a 'know it all child' who wants to grow up to be a lesbian! But through an unexpected friendship, Maisy Jones gives Mrs Foster much more than just a glimmer of hope.
CAST & CREW
Joanna Lumley as Mrs Foster
Joanna is the statuesque comedienne behind Patsy, Absolutely Fabulous' champagne-swilling, chain-smoking former rock chick.
One of her earliest breaks was as a Bond girl in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service, a role she echoed on the small screen as Purdey in The New Avengers.
Joanna continues to appear on both the big and small screens in projects such as Cold Comfort Farm and Maybe Baby. She was awarded an OBE in 1995.
MyAnna Buring as Nurse Gaby
MyAnna Buring has recently been seen as a leading role on BBC One in THE RESPONDER and as a leading regular in the returning hit Netflix series THE WITCHER. She will soon be seen as the female lead in airplane hijacking action thriller 97 MINUTES.
TV credits include: RIPPER STREET on Amazon/BBC1, DOWNTON ABBEY (ITV) and BANISHED on BBC 2. She was most recently seen starring in THE SALISBURY POISONINGS on BBC1. Other credits include leads in Danny Brocklehurst’s IN THE DARK (BBC), PREY (ITV) and WHITE HEAT (BBC).
FILM CREDITS include: Cult classics such as THE DESCENT and KILL LIST (for which she was BIFA nominated, Leading Actress), TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART I & II; Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)'s feature JÖNSSONLIGAN; HYENA; LOST IN KARASTAN and OFFICIAL SECRETS.
THEATRE credits include: ‘Marina Litvinenko’ in Olivier Nominated A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON at The Old Vic; THE WASP at The Trafalgar Studios/ The Hampstead Theatre Studio; STRANGERS ON A TRAIN in The West End, produced by Barbara Broccoli and directed by Robert Ackerman.
Poppy Gilbert as Nurse Lucy
Poppy Gilbert is known for roles as ‘Barbie’ in the Netflix series STAY CLOSE and the title character in the BBC One series CHLOE.
She will soon be seen in feature film PERFECT ADDICTION and in BBC One series SHERWOOD.
Further credits include Amazon’s LEONARDO and BBC One’s THE PALE HORSE.
Mika Simmons - Director
Mika Simmons is a British actress and filmmaker.
Mika's directorial debut, 'Rain Stops Play', won the Silver Remi for best comedy at Houston World Film Festival in 2019 and was nominated at Underwire Festival and BAFTA qualifying Portobello Film Festival and CBFF.
In 2021 Mika won Best International Director for her second short ‘Breach’ at Portland Film Festival. It has also been selected by BAFTA award winning BUFF and screened at Montana Film Festival and Knoxville Film Festival.
In 2022 Mika will be directing Mark Oxtoby’s acclaimed short film My Week With Maisy, with Joanna Lumley in the lead role of Mrs Foster.
As an actress Mika has played in a diverse range of work on stage and screen - including the BBC's upcoming ‘Showtrial’, ITV's ‘Frenchman's Creek’ and ‘Unforgotten’; BAFTA award winning ‘Falling Apart’; Film London’s ‘Balcony’ which went on to win the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and BFI nominee Dictynna Hood’s ‘Us Among The Stones’.
When not working as an actress or making films, Mika hosts The Happy Vagina podcast which empowers women through inspirational content that both educates and entertains.
In January 2021 Mika was featured as one of Harpers Bazaar's female Visionaries.
Mark Oxtoby - Writer
Mark Oxtoby is an Award-Winning Writer, Actor and Voice Over artist. He is known for My Week with Maisy (Pre-Production), Blood Means Nothing (2019), David's Here (2018).
In 2021 Mark took on the lead role of Doc Brown in Back to the Future -The Musical at the West End Press Night with virtually no rehearsals! He went on to receive rave reviews including: 'All hail West End Actor Mark Oxtoby' The Sunday Mirror. 'Mark Oxtoby absolutely stole the show' '.... to see him seize his moment and steal the the entire performance was wonderful.' Quentin Letts, Sunday Times.
He has appeared in Death of England (2021), David's Here (2018), The Muppets Most Wanted (2014) and The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
Georgina French - Producer
French Fancy Productions is a fresh and exciting British production company, passionate about developing and producing original, thought provoking and entertaining films, to connect with an inquisitive and thinking audience.
Working in collaboration with emerging and established talent, we have produced numerous short films, including the Film London ‘London Calling’ funded ‘Prick Thy Neighbour’, and award winners 'What happened to Evie', ‘Night Armour’ and ‘The Touch’.
We believe in promoting the female voice and imagination in film, with material that allows women to be fully represented and authentic. French Fancy is currently in advanced development with its first feature ‘Amsterdam’, a love letter to the mature woman and female friendship, written by Lisa Ray-Jacobs and directed by the British actress Tara FitzGerald. ‘Amsterdam’ was awarded development funding from Film London’s & Creative England’s ‘Alumni’ scheme. It was also selected for Film London’s ‘Microwave’ development slate, their ‘Build Your Audience’ training scheme and 'Micro Market' at the PFM .
Our current slate also includes 'Valerie & Me' written by Bex Harvey & Christian Azzola and directed by BIFA nominee Jane Gull ('My Feral Heart'). One of six projects selected for EIFF's Talent Lab Connects 2020.