A short film shot entirely in a Northampton Spinney Hill home has just wrapped up production in time to tour movie making festivals this year.
“Happiness – An Alien Concept” is a dark comedy written, directed, produced and filmed by an entirely Northampton crew.
It tells the story of a stuck-in-their-ways couple who, on a typical night of watching TV, are shocked to see an alien creature appear in their living room.
It was written and directed by Northampton’s-own Cheryl Bayliss, who also recently wrapped up work on Alan Moore’s independent Northampton-based film The Show.
Producer Mark Nicholas said: “It’s really grown out just out of the idea of ‘what would you do an alien suddenly appeared in your living room. Like, what would you do?
“It’s a bit strange and a bit surreal, but it’s definitely funny. It’s a definitely a throwback to B-Movies of yesteryear.
“It’s not been shot on a Marvel budget but I’m already proud of it.”
Writer and director Cheryl Bayliss said: “It’s a nice feeling to be able to shoot a film in the place you grew up. It was an easy decision to make for the production and we had a fantastic place available at the right time, it all slotted in perfectly.
“I am already planning the next project and I am hoping to be able to film that locally as well. Alan Moore really put Northampton back on the film-making map with ‘The Show’ so hopefully I can add to that “
Editing is underway to get “Happiness” ready for film festivals across the UK – but the team are keen to find a venue for a Northampton screening as well.