This Way Up Movie Deals with Death

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”.

Undertakers in This Way Up

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.

Click on the image below to play the trailer in YouTube


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.

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  • gökhan

    Can I anyone tell me where I can find the music ” happy weekend ” sung by Ray Merrell in this film trailer ?

  • Ian

    ”Happy Weekend” sung by Ray Merrell is such a great song – I cant believe it’s not more popular and as far as I can find out not available anywhere – even on the net. If any one knows where I can find this song I would be most grateful… cheers…