The Match

A young and lonely Martha is busy writing the last chapter of her novel. Her life, which revolves around walking dogs for money and constantly exchanging ideas with friends, is interrupted by an encounter with a stranger who gives her a mysterious match, which cannot be lit by any matchbox. Driven by the match, she drifts between novel, dreams, and reality and is forced to question her relationship ideals and make fateful decisions.

  • Andrey Bortnik
    Director
  • Andrey Bortnik
    Writer
  • Andrey Bortnik
    Producer
  • Natalia Abova
    Producer
  • Jenn Kirk
    Key Cast
    "Martha"
  • Hana Tomášová
    Key Cast
    "Clara"
  • Scott Sophos
    Key Cast
    "Stranger"
  • Simon Hrdlička
    Key Cast
    "Harvey"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,350 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9(2.35)
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Andrey Bortnik