Ben is an art college student in London, whose imagination runs wild as he works the late-night shift at the local supermarket. What do he and his colleagues do to pass the long, endless hours of the night?
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Ben Willis is an art student who works the night shift several times a week at the Whitechapel Sainsbury's. He's clear about the arrangement: he trades his time for money - cashback, as he calls it. We meet his co-workers, Sharon, Barry, and Matt, and their supervisor, Jenkins. Ben's colleagues are good at wasting time, but Ben talks to us about how he makes his shift go faster: by imagining that time has stopped. We see this late-night world of drudgery through Ben's eyes, as time does indeed stop, and he can get out his sketch book.Written by
Cashback, a short film, long on imagination and wit.
Cashback is a gem of a short film. It has a unique visual aesthetic laced with a wicked sense of humour. Sean Ellis gets beautiful performances from his actors, played out beneath the life sapping neon of this enclosed world, brilliantly creating the boredom of the lives of the nightshift workers in a 24 hour supermarket. We're sucked into their twilight existence and treated to the surreal, bizarre and comic; as the characters each find their way to make it through the graveyard shift.
It makes you laugh and makes you think.You'll never look at a store worker the same way again. It's a short film, long on wit and imagination.
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