Synopsis: When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Sean Ellis
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  3 wins.
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102 min

of events,

i now had even more time

on my hands.

more time

to think about suzy.

would you mind getting out?

just checking that wheel?

i took the bus

with no real place to go.

i watched the landscape slowly change as it clung to the last hours of sunlight,

before leaving me to get

another sleepless night.

i started to read all the books

i wished i'd had time to read.

with the extra hours, i even had time to reread my favorite ones.

but she was never far

from my mind.

two pounds 75, please.

ah, how much is it

without these two?

one pound 70.

it was getting obvious that i

needed to trade some of my time.

yeah, yeah, yeah.

yeah, yeah.

yeah. yeah.

mmm, mmm, mmm.

it all looks fantastic, man.

i think you'll fit in

very well here.

it's a great

feeling inside, ben.

it's marvelous. we hope

you've enjoyed reading about

what it's like to be part

of sainsbury's and listening.

i know, i've been

through this with you.

there's so many opportunities, ben. it's a life thing.

i could feel a faint shift

in a faraway place.

a current of unknown

consequences was on its way

moving towards me like

an unstoppable wave of fate.

t- e-a-m-w-o-r-k. work.

teamwork, ben.

welcome aboard.

and so i started working

the night shift at sainsbury's.

during the hours most

normal people are sleeping,

i'm busy trading my time.

i give them my extra eight hours, and they give me money. cash back.

- hi.

- oh, hi.

i'm late again. jenkins is gonna kill me. see you later.

yeah, see ya.

- sharon!

- yes, mr. jenkins?

- late again, sharon.

- i'm sorry, mr. jenkins.

- second time this week.

- i know, mr. jenkins.

i'm sorry,

it won't happen again.


my first year at art college

was boring to say the least.

but it helped me to appreciate

the fundamentals of still life.

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Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and startup advisor. He is the founder and CEO of GrowthHackers and was previously founder and CEO of Qualaroo. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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