Midwife is an audacious, dark female psychological drama in the vein of Children of Men, Ida, and the literature of Margaret Atwood.

It’s about a woman named Tess who works as a clinical psychologist at a detention center. Our camera follows her as she makes her rounds to different inmates – psychotic teenagers, drug addicts, young boys – all being held against their will. And very quickly, we see that both Tess, and the world she inhabits, are not what they seem.

In the near future, something cataclysmic has happened on the outside. Women are dying rapidly due to a biological attack, causing the government to suspend habeas corpus. Men have been locked away with any connection to the events no matter their age, their well-being, or whether their innocent. And Tess’ role is something much more sinister and tragic – to extract information at any cost. Each of her sessions take on a strange, surreal world of their own as she’s revealed to be a government spy, using both her maternal and feral instincts to gain a larger picture of how the world fell to ruin.

At it’s core, Midwife is an intimate character study of a woman who’s lost everything, who in fear of her own life must harbor secrets, inhabit multiple characters… Facing the true fringes of evil and abuse. But ultimately, it’s about the love that compels Tess to push back… the same devotion which also might unravel the entire system.