Original Release: April 04, 2012 (Australia)
Directed by: Jonathan Newman
Written by: Jonathan Newman
Produced by: Deepak Nayar
Running Time: 90 minutes
Zooey (Toni Collette) and Alec (Ioan Gruffud) are struggling to bridge the painful gap that is developing between them. Unable to conceive, they await confirmation of a child to foster. One day, a seven years old boy called Eli (Maurice Cole) appears on their doorstep quite mysteriously, explaining the foster agency has sent him. The boy is old beyond his years and it becomes apparent that he is the listening ear amongst the couple's marriage breakdown. Eli offers moral support and idealistic suggestions to his foster parents on how to repair and re-kindle their love for each other.
Cast & CharactersToni Collette (Zooey), Ioan Gruffudd (Alec), Maurice Cole (Eli), Hayley Mills (Mrs Lange), Richard E. Grant (Mr Potts), Anne Reid (Diane), Daisy Beaumont (Sarah), Bobby Smalldridge (Samuel)
Production NotesBased on Jonathan Newman's short subject by the same name, the feature film "Foster" had its world-premiere at the 2011 Rome International Film Festival.