A trailer for a non-existent late-night TV drama tracks a relationship in destructive decline. Tony sleeps around and Suzy, his depressive girlfriend, commits suicide. Tony succumbs to a staple diet of TV drama afflictions: sporadic binge-eating, full-blown bulimia, gun-running and finally contract killing.

The 'trailer' is fractured and extended in postproduction into a repetitive, staccato structure. Underneath the expanded trailer, in classic docu-silhouette, Suzy describes her childhood and the build-up to her suicide. She talks of how she can "see" Tony - and his helpless slide into disorder.

The two media genres of 'Dead Happy' tell the same story, and they track each other relentlessly - sometimes colliding, often sliding out of sync.