The feature film Habit is currently filming in Manchester, starring Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul) and Jess Barden (Lobster). Habit is directed and screenwritten by Simeon Halligan adapted from the novel by Stephen McGeagh.
Manchester, the present.
Michael divides his time between the job center and the pub. A chance meeting with Lee, an introduction to her 'Uncle' Ian and a heavy night on the lash lead to a job working the door at a Northern Quarter massage parlour.
After witnessing the violent death of one of the 'punts', Michael experiences blood-drenched flashbacks and feels himself being sucked into a twilight world that he doesn't understand but that is irresistibly attractive. When he eventually finds out what goes on in the room below Cloud 9, Michaels' life will never be the same again.