To the young people of Ellington the Supermarket was many different things. Another home, a place they'd known as long as they can remember. A one-of-a-kind place to work, build friendships and have as much fun as possible without getting caught. The heart of their town, a farming community with more cows than people and the last outpost for Rockwell's America. But this summer Ellington, the Supermarket, and the young people who cared for it the most will grow up. A modern day Capraesque tale about growing into adulthood in small town USA, 'The Supermarket' is a story of laughter, love, old rivalries, coming home for the summer, barely functional cars, small triumphs and tragic loss, late-night lawbreaking, fearing the future, food fights, standing together, and finding your place in the world. Written by
This summer watch small town America grow up
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The bulk of the interior scenes were shot early in the morning before the Supermarket opened to customers, or after hours, when the cast and crew would be locked in overnight or until the floor cleaners came later on. As the filmmakers realized the sheer amount of filming they would have to do before they ran out of time they began shooting during afternoons and evenings as well when business slowed down. The daily shooting schedule would normally begin with Timothy Norman
and Dave Therrien
staying up all night preparing for the day's filming, followed by a 4am-7:30am shoot, at which point the actors would go to work and Norman would continue with producing duties. Filming would resume at 4pm and continue until late at night. By the end of the interior shooting the cast and crew were exhausted from sleep deprivation, some logging more than two straight days without leaving the Supermarket. See more
This better not be another script for cyborg Chuck Norris versus the Lava People below the Earth's crust!
Every supporting character's name is followed by a parenthetical note of their department within the Supermarket. Following Tom Schall's credit as "Hobo" is the department tag of "(United Bums Local 501)." See more
References It's a Wonderful Life
Up, Up And Away
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