It's just another day in limbo, as Martin (Burn Gorman) surveys the living - a boring bunch - and as a consequence he's forever looking upwards, searching for the promised paradise.
Written and directed by Zam Salim, this quirky British comedy parodies the notion of waiting to take your turn in ascending to an unseen after life.
Yet it's not at all like Powell and Pressburger's A Matter Of Life And Death, which tackles similar subject matter. It's held together by the performance of Gorman, who haunts the screen like Nosferatu.
Up There is yet another example of the bright British talent that we keep producing. But it has a parallel in a film industry that - threatened by government ghouls - is running scared.
As their living victims consider life before death, that's ever so similar to those enduring hell on earth in this film as they pray there's a better place for the upwardly aspirational.
Given multiplex programming, you're more likely to see this on a television near you.