Cashback (Short Film Version)
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?
In 2003, a short film called Cashback hit the festival circuit and blew everyone away. The film was written and directed by Sean Ellis, and it tells the story of Ben, a young man who is struggling to get over his break-up with his girlfriend. Ben takes a job at a local supermarket in order to have something to do during the night shift, and he soon discovers that he has a talent for slowing down time. This allows him to appreciate the beauty of the world around him, and he also uses his power to help his co-workers with their love lives.
The film stars Sean Biggerstaff as Ben and Emilia Fox as his love interest, and it was shot in just four weeks on a shoestring budget. Despite its low-budget origins, the film looks absolutely gorgeous, and the slow-motion sequences are some of the most beautiful ever put to film.
The film was an instant hit with critics, and it went on to win a number of awards, including the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. It was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film, and it won a host of other awards at festivals around the world.
The film was a huge success on the festival circuit, and it eventually led to Ellis getting funding for a feature-length version of the film. The feature-length Cashback was released in 2006, and it was a critical and commercial success. It is now considered to be one of the best British films of the 21st century. If you haven't seen Cashback yet, then you need to click the WATCH NOW button above and watch it as soon as possible via the UK Film Review VOD platform. It's a truly special film that deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.
Sean Ellis has directed other films such as the 2010 film The Broken and the 2016 film Momentum. The Broken is about a man named John (played by Sean Bean) who is trying to reconnect with his estranged son. The film premiered at the London Film Festival and was released in the United Kingdom on 22 January 2010. Momentum is about a woman named Alex (played by Olga Kurylenko) who is being hunted by a group of criminals. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 30 September 2016.