CKFIFF 2019 BEST ACTRESS: “Axe does a great job making the small talk actually unbearable. Quite an achievement… it feels very realistic and comedic.” - The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
"The weight each actor gives to their performance... Hayley-Marie Axe as Linda, cuts a very brusque yet vulnerable figure." - Alexandra Wilbraham
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: "Magnificent as Shelley who she plays to the full - great comic talent and character work." - Greg Smith
"Axe may not be a household name yet, but believe me, it’s a matter of time." - FILM NEWS UK
“Hayley has enormous range and skill, one of that rare breed of actors who can make you laugh one minute and cry the next. She demonstrates huge integrity and conviction in discovering the truth of a character. Hayley is open to direction and unafraid to explore the emotional depths of a role and to push beyond her comfort zones. It was a very great pleasure to work with her. “ Amanda Root (Unforgotten, The Iron Lady, Sherlock) on directing Hayley in Stepping Out.