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She Came at Night

2023 I Feature film I 85 min


Jirka and Aneta are a young couple who enjoy the routine of their quiet relationship and are in no hurry to make big decisions in life. One night in their inherited flat, the doorbell rings and standing at the door is Jirka’s mother Valerie. An initially brief call turns into a never-ending visit from an intense and caustic diva whose presence fundamentally disrupts the couple’s privacy. Certainties are shaken, boundaries broken. Although the film’s directorial duo works with a familiar premise, they subvert any dark humor with a sense of tension more commonly found in horror movies, all of it wrapped in the penetrating question: Is the mother’s unbearable smothering legitimate or are mothers sometimes the biggest monsters of all?

Written and Directed I Jan Vejnar, Tommáš Pavlíček

Produced by I Pavel Vácha, Eva Pavlíčková, Tomáš Pavlíček, Jan Vejnar a Šimon Dvořáček

Cinematographer I Šimon Dvořáček

Sound Designer Michaela Patríková

Music I Aid Kid

Editor I Jakub Vansa

Costume Designer I Zuzana Mazáčová

Production Design I Zuzana Mazáčová

Coproduction | PFX, Soundsquare, Česká televize, Artcam Films, Drive Film Factory

Cast I Simona Peková, Annette Nesvadbová, Jiří Rendl


World Premiere - KVIFF Special Screenings 2023 



2022 I short film I 17 min


On Instagram Michal presents himself as a rapper who is one step away from stardom. In reality, he is a fast-food worker in a place from where no-one ever made the big time. What he doesn't yet know is that his dream will come true this afternoon.

Director | Štěpán FOK Vodrážka

Screenplay | Jan Vejnar, Štěpán FOK Vodrážka

Dir. of Photography | Šimon Dvořáček

Music | Aid Kid, NobodyListen

Editor | Šimon Hájek

Art Director | Antonín Šilar

Producer | Vratislav Šlajer, Jakub Košťál

Production | Bionaut

Cast | Mikuláš Vedral, Jiří Huzlík, Michal Slaný, Alena Doláková, Jan Jankovský, Alice Bendová

Contact | Bionaut


World Premiere - Pragueshorts at KVIFF

BFI London



2019 I short film I 14 min


A man follows a group of workers coming for daywork in an industrial area. Soon, he’s stripped from his clothes and identity, dressed 
in a military uniform and armed. His determination not to fall behind 
the others is then tested by a series of unsettling events.

Written and Directed I Jan Vejnar

Produced by I Kamila Dohnalová – Silk Films, Emilie Dubois, Olivier Berlemont – OriGine Films

Cinematographer I Šimon Dvořáček

Sound Designer I Rémi Durel, Julie Tribout, Michaela Patríková

Music I Jan Vysocký

Editor I Jakub Vansa

Costume Designer I Helena Tavelová

Production Design I Pavel Svoboda

Cast I Denis Lavant, Michal Kern, Jiří Kocman, Michael Drahoš, Filip Chlud, Andrej Polák, Marek Pospíchal, Petr Vršek, Petr Jeništa, Eva Vrbková, Viktorie Čermáková, Tomáš Legierski, Vladimír Pešek


Awards and nominations:

Award / Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Editor - The Jordan International Film Festival

Award / Best Narrative Short Cinematography - The Loudoun Arts Film Festival - Figurant


World Premiere - Asiana International Short Film Festival 2019

U.S. Premiere - SXSW 2020

Czech Premiere - Prague Shorts 2020