The Zip (1988)

UK, 1988
1 x 15m
16mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English

A short British fantasy television film directed by Joann Kaplan.

Plot Summary

Eric wakes up one morning to find a huge zip running the length of his upper torso. Tormented by the presence of the zip, Eric seeks medical help only to find no satisfaction. At the climax, he unzips himself, steps out of his discarded skin and achieves a higher plane of existence.


Director: Joann Kaplan
Usualstone for Channel Four
Producers: Leontine Ruette, Michael Parry, Dick Fiddy
Script: Michael Barry
Music: Harry Bromley Davenport
Special Effects: Aaron and Marilyn Sherman

Dennis Lawson (Eric)
Marion McLoughlin (Sue)