The Missus Downstairs

Director: Mary Walsh
Genre: Comedy

The Missus Downstairs is about an oddball friendship hatched between one man and his nosy, yet strangely loveable, downstairs neighbour Mildred. Featuring Mary Walsh (Codco, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Hatching, Matching, and Dispatching) as the quirky and inquisitive Missus Downstairs, and Dave Sullivan (The Grand Seduction, The Republic of Doyle) as her somewhat naïve and shy upstairs neighbour.

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The Long Road Home

We meet John as he grapples with the onset of a global pandemic and his plans shifting beneath his feet. Forced to make a quick decision on where to live, John through a stroke of good luck finds what he thinks to be his dream house. However, much to his surprise, he quickly learns that the house comes with a string or two attached. In this case, it’s the Missus Downstairs.

Three Packs and a Loaf

John learns a little more than he bargains for about the Missus Downstairs. He quickly finds himself trapped in an awkward and unenviable position. It would appear the Missus has her eye on John. Both of them. Constantly. Unable to move or breathe, John tries his best to break free from her watchful gaze.

Tea Buns and Turkey Necks

John attempts to find a sense of normalcy in his work, as he prepares for a meeting that could change the scope and trajectory of his career. The Missus, on the other hand, has other plans. The frustration bubbles over and John and The Missus butt heads. Overcome with guilt John tries to reconcile his emotions, until he stumbles upon a peace offering he won’t soon forget.

A Dog Named Pussy

John phones his Mother for some words of encouragement, she offers him an oasis from the madness in his old bedroom at home. However, he decides to stick it out around the bay. Determined, he tries to grow a spine and finally stand up to The Missus once and for all. But the all-knowing Missus, now moonlighting as a part time dog sitter, will not stand for it.

Old Hashes and Car Crashes

John awakens to a surprise that shocks The Missus in the strangest way possible. Overwhelmed by the stress of life with The Missus in rural Newfoundland, John turns to some old vices. Strangely, these vices seem to bring him and The Missus closer than ever before. In the end, maybe a little too close for his liking.

Everyone’s a Winner, Baby

John discovers that a long lost “friend” from school is related to The Missus. He must now learn to navigate a world with two Missuses. Throughout it all, he proudly learns to put the needs of others in front of his own. And in that moment of pride, life couldn’t be more perfect. But only in that moment.

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