A sous-chef anxiously prepares for the visit of an important critic whose verdict could dramatically change the fortunes of the struggling restaurant. But as the evening shift starts, the regular chef fails to arrive and tensions mount as the owner tightens the screws in a bid to recapture his past success.

Cast and crew

Bianca Buha – Ana
Ivan Murphy – Lesley
Robert Sharpe – Marcus
Alexander Morelli – Kitchen porter

Toby Martin Hughes and James Shannon – Directors and writers
Catherine Withers – Producer
Natalja Safronova – Director of photography
Cameron Dibb – First assistant camera
Helio Ribeiro – Gaffer
Thomas Fisher – Sound recordist and designer
Jefferson Rosa – Colourist

Daniel Ali
Jacob Schühle Lewis
Charles Baines


2020: Official Selection The Lift-Off Sessions
2020: Official Selection London Underground Film Festival
2019: Official Selection Omeleto
2019: Official Selection Viddsee
2019: Semi-Finalist Lisbon Film Rendezvous
2019: Official Selection Inshort Festival
2019: Award Winner Short To The Point Festival
2019: Official Selection Nightpiece Film Festival
2019: Award Winner Kinno Moscow