Up There15

Zam Salim’s first feature (shot in Glasgow and Saltcoats!) is a witty, wonderfully lugubrious dark comedy that views life after death in a way that you have never seen before. Adapted from Salim’s prize-winning short Laid off, Up There stars Burn ‘Torchwood’ Gorman as Mark. Killed in a car crash, Mark discovers that the afterlife is run by an officious, Kafka-like bureaucracy and has none of the benefits of being able to walk through walls or send shivers up the spine. Assigned the role of carer with motormouth novice Rash as his sidekick, he is dispatched in search of a runaway. When he meets Liz he might just have found a good reason for staying dead.

Screening with short film Pouncer (15m) by Louis Paxton.

Winner of two 2012 BAFTA in Scotland Awards - Best Film and Best Director for Zam Salim.

To stream this film for £5.99 simply click on the 'Rent Film' button above.

You can watch a short interview with director Zam Salim, as well as producer Annalise Davis and actor Kirsty Strain, that we recorded during Glasgow Film Festival 2012.

Read Zam Salim's blog post on why he thinks Glasgow is such a great place to make a film.

Zam Salim
Burn Gorman, Kate O’Flynn
Running Time:
1h 20m

Comments (2)

  • 16 November 2012, 01:32
    Catherine Todd

    Wonderfully quirky movie. I saw it at the Film Festival and really enjoyed it. It's a real shame it's not being released more widely.

  • 06 September 2013, 23:16

    Literally one of the best films I've seen in the last million years - funny, warm, dark, thoughtful. Funny. Interesting. Great performances. Great.

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