Dead Happy Premieres

The Velvet Onion is pleased to announce an official premiere date for Dead Happy – a new short film featuring Alice Lowe and Tom Meeten.

We told you about the short, which has been funded by Sky Movies Indie HD, back in April, and can now confirm it will be unleashed on Sunday 20th June both on the channel and simultaneously at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Directed by Nicky Lianos and written by David Lemon, Dead Happy is a short comedy about the Grim Reaper (Lowe).  Bored of her 9-5 job, she is also trying to cope with her unrequited love for another.  Tom Meeten joins the cast, which also includes David Bussell, co-creator of forthcoming comedy pilot Missing Scene.

Lianos is excited at the prospect of her film being seen by Joe Public, after winning Sky Movies Indie HD search for a new British film-maker via The Independent newspaper and Skillset.

With her film funded by the project, Nicky set about getting her top notch cast and crew together, and has stated: “I am so proud of this work, and delighted to have such big names in film supporting me on this project.  It feels great to be able to finally tell family and friends they can see my work by tuning into Sky Movies.”

The film, which has been shot in HD, will premiere at 12pm and again at 8:30pm on Sunday 20th June, as well as being shown at the EIFF.  Sky Movies Indie HD is devoted to screening the best in independent film, and is available on subscription.

For further information on Dead Happy, visit Nicky Lianos website.

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