Maudie is based on the true story of folk artist Maud Lewis (Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine, Happy-Go-Lucky) and the unlikely romance between her and a hardened reclusive bachelor, Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke, Boyhood). A bright-eyed, intelligent woman, hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, Maud yearns to be independent and to live away from her overly protective family. She escapes her solitary existence in her aunt’s home through her art, until in her early 30s she answers an advertisement for a housekeeper. Everett Lewis is a 40-year-old bachelor who owes nothing to anyone. Abandoned by his parents at a very young age, he has nevertheless managed to become a proud and self-sufficient man. When Maud answers the ad, Everett hesitates at first, but quickly finds himself falling in love. Maud’s determination for her art, along with her partnership with Everett, blossoms into a career as a famous folk artist, bringing them closer together in ways they never imagined.
Director: Aisling Walsh
Irish Writer/ Director: Walsh wrote and directed Song for a Raggy Boy
, which won over 20 awards at international film festivals, 
including the Best Film
award at the Copenhagen International Film Festival
She also wrote and directed Joyriders
(2008), Invisible State
(2006), and The Daisy Chain
Her many television credits include the Batman movies BAFTA TV Award-nominated Fingersmith, Forgive and Forget, Roughnecks and the multi award winning BBC One film Sinners. In 2009, she directed The Fifth Woman, a feature-length episode of the BBC series Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. She directed Room at the Top for BBC4. The weekend before transmission the film was pulled due to a rights issue and has not been screened. In 2012 she directed Loving Miss Hatto which was premièred at the Edinburgh Television Festival. In 2014, she directed A Poet in New York.
Written By: Sherry White
Canadian film and television actress, writer and filmmaker,
best known for her work as a producer and writer for the television series MVP
, Rookie Blue
and Saving Hope
and as director of the feature film Crackie
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