By Aisling WALSH


Romance - Completed 2016

Maudie is an unlikely love story in which a curmudgeonly miser hires a tiny disfigured woman to be his housekeeper and ends up managing her artistic career as a she becomes a well loved folk artist. Inspired by the life story of Nova Scotia folk artist Maude Lewis.

& Awards

Atlantic Film Festival 2016
Best Atlantic Feature Aisling Walsh
Atlantic Film Festival 2016
Best Atlantic Screenwriting Sherry White
Cinéfest Sudbury 2016
Cinéfest Sudbury Audience Choice Award Best Feature Film Aisling Walsh
Vancouver International Film Festival 2016
Super Channel People's Choice Award Aisling Walsh
Windsor International Film Festival 2016
LIUNA People's Choice Award
Writers Guild of Canada 2017
WGC Award Sherry White
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2017
Best Actress Sally Hawkins
Montclair Film Festival (MFF) 2017
Audience Award Narritive Feature Aisling Walsh
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Romance, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aisling WALSH
    • Writer(s)
    • Sherry WHITE
    • Producer(s)
    • Mary SEXTON (Rink Rat Productions Inc.), Susan MULLEN (Parallel Films ), Mary Young LECKIE (Screen Door Inc.), Heather HALDANE (Screen Door Inc.), Bob COOPER (Landscape Entertainment)
    • Synopsis
    • MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.
    • Partners & financing
    • Screen Door, Parallel Films, Mongrel Media, Telefilm Canada, The Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Bell Media's Harold Greenberg Fund, The Irish Film Board, Corner Piece Capital LLC, Citadel Canadian Films Inc.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 21, 2015
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 30, 2015