Synopsis: Sometimes you get more than you pay for, but life advice from a self-service check-out is probably the strangest deal you’ll see in the supermarket today. In Unexpected Item, Henry gets more than he bargained for while he tries to build up to courage to talk to an attractive girl working on the tills. This film takes you on a supermarket sweep of emotions in a short space of time, and features Norwich Film Festival patron Olivia Colman as the checkout machine. What more could you want?
About the Director: At an early age, Stephen decided he wanted to work behind the camera and direct. After graduating in Film and TV Production from York St. John University in 2009, Stephen won the Yorkshire Television award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Over the next few years, he directed several shorts, which have performed at festivals around the world. Stephen directed his debut feature film on a micro-budget of £2,500, and currently works as an assistant director on well-known projects like The Crown and The Man Who Knew Infinity.