A couple’s weekend in the hills goes off-track when they have to share a walkers’ hut with an eccentric resident.
Graded stills | not final film © Upper Air Ltd / Theodore Simmons
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
Producer | 1st Assistant Director
Cinematography | Edit Assistant | Colourist
Producer | Editor | Writer & Director
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