Aaron Burns made his name as a genre actor, but has since made his directorial debut with the psychological thriller Madre. The psychological thriller is playing at the ongoing SXSW Film Festival where Netflix acquired the film (worldwide) for release later this year.
Burns, who starred in Grindhouse, as well as Eli Roth’s Knock, Knock and The Green Inferno, directed Madre, which was produced by Aftershock‘s Nicolás López.
Diana Prieto is pregnant and taking care of her first child, Martin who has a child development problem, has become overwhelming. She has no one to help her while her husband Tomas spends months working in Asia. Diana’s at her breaking point with Martin when Luz, a gifted caregiver from the Philippines, steps in to help.
Martin quickly begins improving under Luz’s supervision, but Diana’s worried that he’s only being taught to speak Filipino. Diana begins to suspect that Luz is using the language barrier and voodoo to turn Martin against Diana and into something far more sinister…
Daniela Ramirez, Cristobal Tapia Montt, Aida Jabolin, Matias Bassi, Ignacia Allamand, and Nicolás Durán star.