Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.
Tonight a few of us holed up in Kona and watched movies. One of them was Cashback, the first feature from Sean Ellis, based on his short of the same name. The cast from the short reprised their roles. Ben, the protagonist narrates the story about an artist in university who reacts to his insomnia by working the night shift at Sainsbury’s, the characters he meets there and the events that follow. It’s also a story about love, loss, pranks, acceptance, introspection and plain being young. And freezing time. And lots of very naked women. In conclusion: awesome, one of the best films I’ve seen in a while.
Think Michel Gondry, Danny Boyle and Edgar Wright figuring out how to collaborate with no budget, Sean Ellis is solidly ticking off both boxes on his to do list. The Brøken, a horror film starring Lena Headey from 300 is his current project.