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A couple’s weekend in the hills goes off-track when they have to share a walkers’ hut with an eccentric resident.

Graded stills | © Upper Air Ltd / Theodore Simmons

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UPPER AIR is an offbeat comedy-drama short set in an iconic Cumbrian landscape.


It’s the end of the summer when Ethan and Sam head into the English Lake District for the weekend looking for some quiet time together. On arrival, they encounter Isaac - an eccentric elderly resident who has made their *bothy of choice his temporary home. Over the course of the day they must navigate this unexpected third-wheel’s quirks while discovering more about his unusual circumstances.


By nightfall, a rapport has formed between the three unlikely bunk-mates, one that puts them in an odd position when, in the early hours of Sunday morning, Isaac’s family comes knocking.

*bothy ~ a small hut or cottage, especially one for housing farm labourers or for use as a mountain refuge.


Cast + Crew

Ethan ~ Louis Cunningham 

Sam ~ Eleanor D'Souza


Isaac's Son | Art Dep. ~ Lionel Playford


Isaac ~ Peter Macqueen

Producer | Casting Director 

Olivia Bradley

Producer | 1st Assistant Director 

Bruno Atkinson

Sound Recordists 

Nancy Case 

Dylan Byrne 

Cinematography | Edit Assistant | Colourist 

Ollie Lansdell

Producer | Editor | Writer & Director 

Theodore Simmons


Sound Designer

Guy Henderson

With Thanks To 
friends & family of the cast and crew and all our generous backers.


Pecq: Hannah Jacobs, Nicholas O'Brien, Orchestra of St Johns

Associate Producers

Andrew Gale

Seth King

Lakeem Rose

Annie Flynn

Nadine Staes-Polet

Liz Stevenson

Jezian Tudor

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