Oct 8, 2013
We've all been there (At least I'd like to hope so), sitting in an apartment with thin walls while mystery noises lead you to wonder what type of person is tormenting your ears at night. Imaginations run wild and we automatically assume the worst about that other person, but Upstairs demystifies that notion in a truly playful, creative fashion. With it's isometric perspective, quirky animation style and distinct, 'cubed' way of presenting an annoyed neighbors thoughts, it's a solid short that makes me happy I don't have to deal with this type of stuff anymore.
A short story about how much we know - or want to know - about the lives of our next door neighbours in urban flats. An inexplicable sound from the flat above leaves Jeff sleepless and anxious to find out the truth about what's really going on upstairs. UPSTAIRS was commissioned by Channel 4's short film programme Random Acts in the UK and produced by Not To Scale London in association with Lupus Films.