Experiencing Interruptions?


When she becomes pregnant unexpectedly, recently-bereaved young adult Greta is caught between unresolved grief and the pull of her own future. The work of mourning is never done, but hope is the thing with feathers—Greta feels the steady pain of an absence while living in the joyful advent of her child’s arrival. As the baby grows, so does Greta, who comes to understand that loss is not lived past, but lived with.

  • Ellie Kline
  • Ellie Kline
  • Dzhannet Zhangalova
    Key Cast
  • Lyn Nguyen
    Director of Photography
  • Eryn Tucker
  • Eryn Tucker
    Assistant Director
  • Michaela Ilavská
    Supporting Cast
  • Valerie Rehorová
    Supporting Cast
  • Marci Urban
    Supporting Cast
  • Max Checkor
    Camera Operator
  • Evan Janke
    First Assistant Camera
  • Lia Patentas
    Production Designer
  • Patil Khakhamian
    Production Designer
  • Christian Reidy
  • Lucas Schroeder
    Best Boy
  • Clare Maleeny
    Key Grip
  • Shanai Williams
    Script Supervisor
  • Pavel Berčík
    Head Production Manager
  • Mikoláš Ježek
    Production Manager
  • Simona Zemanová
    Property Master
  • Dariya Miklashevska
    Sound Recordist
  • Dunja Ivezić
    Sound Recordist
  • Grégory Montaldo
  • Marek Jícha
  • Felix Nevřela
    Lab Technician
  • Michael Gahut
    Camera Supervisor
  • Murat Emkuzhev
    Camera Supervisor
  • Jakub Šimůnek
    Supervising Assistant Camera
  • Thomas Křivý
    Supervising Assistant Camera
  • Ilona Starý Kořánová
    Script Translator
  • Apoorva Satish
    Script Consultant
  • Scott Graham
    Script Consultant
  • Faraz Alam
    Storyboard Consultant
  • Priit Pohjala
    Storyboard Consultant
  • Valerio Mendoza
    Storyboard Consultant
  • Mary Angiolillo
    Directing Consultant
  • Ivona Popchevska
    Editing Consultant
  • Bára Kopecká
    Editing Consultant
  • Martina Tomanová
    CET Coordinator
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,129 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
  • Language:
    Czech, Russian
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
Director Biography - Ellie Kline

My name is Jacqueline Kline. I’m a senior at Smith College majoring in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Film and Media Studies. I wrote and directed Over during a semester away at FAMU in Prague. It was my first experience in film production, and my intention from the beginning was to create a climate of respect and security onset. It was a real privilege to serve in a leadership role on a wholly-female team, and the dividends paid are visible onscreen in the confidence and frankness with which we tell our specifically-female story.

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Director Statement

The protagonist of Over is a woman with big feelings and no confidant. As a filmmaker, I am the rare woman allowed a bullhorn. Her outlet may be unorthodox, but Greta’s need to be heard is universal. During production, our pitch often fell on deaf ears. “Where is the father?” they asked, or they labeled Greta “crazy, lazy, unlikeable, and childish.” I’m glad Eryn, Lyn, and I insisted on showing our hearts. As a result, the character has a rare specificity, an exacting honesty, which rings absolutely true to my understanding of mourning, motherhood, and the work of growing up.