An elderly couples lives are turned upside down when he gets stuck on the ceiling. Gravity may have given up on him, but she certainly hasn't. A comic look at co-dependency. vimeo.com/5677685
Step outside reality and into the gravity-defying home of an elderly couple, whose lives are turned upside down when he gets stuck on the ceiling, testing the limits of his wife's patience and devotion.
Shot over two different weekends on a green screen stage at Black Island studios. Each actor was shot separately and matched with the other elements in post production.
Awards: WorldFest Huston Remi Award Winner, Accolade Award winner. Runner up for: Rushes Best newcomer. Nominee for: Animation Award Encounters Bristol.
Other Festival screenings: HD Fest LA, Int Film Fest La Bocca Madrid, B-est Fest Romania, Portobello Film Fest, Sequence Fest Toulouse. Badalona/Barcelona, Arizona, Heart of Gold Australia, Short Film Corner Cannes 2008.
The film is distributed by Shorts International.
“A clever fusion of live action and digitally created images creates a world where the lines between reality and fantasy blur, complete with amicable, witty characters and one unbelievable lifestyle choice.” - ARIZONA FILM FESTIVAL 2008.
“We are charmed by Peter Bunzl’s On The Upside, the tale of an elderly couple with unusual living arrangements.” - THE TIMES CANNES SPECIAL May 22nd 2008.
“A laugh-out-loud comedy and among the best short films awarded an Accolade in 2008. It will delight audiences and deserves wide distribution.” THE ACCOLADE, Thomas Baker, Ph.D., Coordinator,
“...spot new film-making and animation talent among the treats – such as Peter Bunzl’s On the Upside, pictured.”
ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW - THE GUARDIAN GUIDE Sat 15th Nov 2008.