About the show
Happy Epidemic is a comedy web series set in real-time against the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis. The show is set in 21 year old Jake Jones’ family home where – after his mother flees to the countryside – he lives alone.
Like the rest of the real world, Jake is struggling to get a grip of what the ‘new normal’ that everyone keeps talking about really means. Anxious? Frightened? Down right bored? Jake is too, but Happy Epidemic aims to provide a cure by looking at the lighter side of lockdown. Laughter is an instant vacation at a time when nobody is allowed to take one.
Each episode of Happy Epidemic poses a new lockdown-life obstacle or, we dare say, adventure! And thanks to Jake’s best friend ‘Frank’ and ‘Laszlo’ – let’s just call him an acquaintance for now – he meets new, curious people from all over the globe eager to help him get a grip on this new era.
With appearances from the likes of Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow, and actors Nicole Ansari- Cox, Julian Kostov, Lucy Russell and Cody Linley, the sky’s the limit with who will pierce Jake’s ever-expanding isolation bubble.
There are so many people pitching in during this time of great need, and we want to do our part helping those in the best position to help others. In the first few weeks alone, we raised hundreds pounds for AGE UK – the country’s leading charity for the elderly who are at their most vulnerable during this time – and envision raising thousands more as our audience grows and the series evolves.
**Official Selection – Best Shorts Competition**
**Official Selection – Montreal Independent Film Festival**