It's Over

Two couples, old university friends, meet for a birthday dinner in an upmarket restaurant. The birthday girl Anna is an obnoxious loudmouth who spends the meal criticising the food, her husband, her old uni friends and the wine she quaffs at an alarming rate. Her friends Chris and Olivia do everything to placate her while her husband Alex tries his best to enjoy the meal. After she pushes him too far Alex breaks he starts stuffing his face with meat - he gets food all over him, his clothes, his face - and Anna loses it.

**Hayley-Marie Axe recently nominated for Best Actress at The Money Bread Tree Awards - Hayley-Marie Axe in It’s Over – “Axe does a great job in making the small talk of this berating short film actually unbearable. It is quite an achievement really… it all feels very realistic and comedic.” **

**Hayley-Marie Axe - WINNER - BEST ACTOR (FEMALE) - CKF International Film Festival**

  • Salena Katiyar
    Director
  • Salena Katiyar
    Writer
  • Kevin Rainey
    Producer
    The Longest Time
  • Charles Normaskul
    Producer
    The Affair
  • Hayley-Marie Axe
    Key Cast
    "Anna"
    EastEnders, Vice Squad: NYC
  • Lesley Ann Acheson
    Key Cast
    "Olivia "
  • Gary Beardsmore
    Key Cast
    "Alex"
  • Joseph Simpson-Bushell
    Key Cast
    "Chris "
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 11, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Salena Katiyar

I'm passionate about scriptwriting and directing films that deal with real human emotion and behaviour, but in an exploded way. I care deeply about the distinct lack of women in the industry, especially within directorial roles. I would like to be part of the change that I want to see.

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Director Statement

This film explores a relationship that we've either seen or experienced - but pulls it into a surreal, animalistic act - to demonstrate its own demise.