Experiencing Interruptions?


Butcher shop is for sale. Amir (shop owner) asks his worker to sale the meats under the common price of the market. Meanwhile, a woman (Atena) as if she knows Amir for years, enters the shop. With her arrival, Amir's life subjects to change and some unseen truths about him is revealed.

  • Poya Raissi
  • Poya Raissi
  • Poya Raissi
  • Ali Najafi
    Key Cast
  • Arefeh Memarian
    Key Cast
  • Niyayesh Bahmanieh
    Key Cast
  • Arman Ghafarian
    Key Cast
  • Farshid Hajian
    Key Cast
  • Meysam Sakhaei
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, psychology, Adaptaion
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Poya Raissi

Poya Raissi (IRAN, Male, 1992). MA candidate in Television Production (Dramatic Subdiscipline) at Iran Broadcasting University and BA graduated in Theater - Dramatic literature at central Tehran branch of Azad University. He is interested in research and some of his articles have been published in academic journals. Alongside his studying, Poya acquired self-taught photography skill and his photographs exhibited in some selected group exhibitions. In 2017 and 2016, Poya was commended and shortlisted in ‘Sony World Photography Award’. He has also won the silver medal of fine art section in "Prix De la Photographie Paris 2017". He works as a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and director. Ajax is the name of his first professional short film which is produced in 2019.

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Director Statement

To me, the Ajax project has been a probing experience. Although this short film is not a faithful adaptation of Ajax play, the idea of producing it originates from an article writing that I did about "Ajax Tragedy" by Sophocles. In the Ajax short film, as if a myth falls to earth and it turns into a normal character in daily life. There isn’t any track of supernatural power in this film and science has entered into the story. I intended to portray real life and characters that be similar to our surroundings and I tried to utilize indirect signs for making a connection between previous Ajax and present Ajax in order to reach a modern and independent reading.