Sky Movies Indie makes Festival Dead Happy
Sky Movies Indie HD have joined forces with the EIFF for a Festival first,bringing movie fans a dual screening of the indie comedy, Dead Happy.
The indie short starring Alice Lowe, (Hot Fuzz) and Dario Bernal which has been entirely funded by Sky Movies Indie HD and will premiere on the channel and screen to EIFF press and delegates at the same time.
Two festival screenings will take place on Sunday 20 June, being mirrored by Sky Movies Indie HD when it will show as follows:
12pm – Sky Movies Indie HD – Sky channel 339
8.30pm – Sky Movies Indie HD – Sky channel 339
Directed by Nicky Lianos and written by David Lemon, Dead Happy is a short comedy about the Grim Reaper bored with her 9-5 job and trying to cope with her unrequited love for another.
The film is the winning entry of Sky Movies Indie HD search for a new British film-maker, in association with The Independent and Skillset.
The prize included funding and workshop advice in order for Nicky to go ahead and make her script into HD film.
In anticipation of her film’s premiere Nicky Lianos was delighted with the outcome.
“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.”
AD Hannah McGill was equally keen to celebrate the project.
“The Festival is all about unveiling great new work made through independent film-making. We are delighted to have be working with Sky Movies Indie HD to bring the Festival’s Industry Delegates the first screening of Dead Happy.”
Sky Movies Indie HD is devoted to screening the best in independent film and has now become the tenth channel on the Sky Movies network to be transmitted in high definition, ensuring that independent movie fans can enjoy the widest variety of films in the highest quality.
Click here for further information on Dead Happy.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.