This Way Up, directed by UK team Smith & Foulkes, is one of the nominations for Best Short Film (Animated) at the Academy Awards 2009. The 8 minutes 50 seconds BBC film tells the story of two undertakers whose funeral arrangements lead them into “interesting times”.
Two funeral directors are launched into a nightmarish journey when they stare into the face of death. Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.
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This Way Up was directed by Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes via Nexus Productions, London, with producer Charlotte Bravasso and Christopher O’Reilly. Production support was provided by Arcadi, France, and The Animation Show.
Music is by John Greswell and Christopher Taylor at MPM London. The song, “Happy Weekend”, composed by Jack Fishman and Roy Budd, is sung by Ray Merrell.