Grocery Store Action Movie

Alex is in the express checkout lane at the grocery store when he realizes with horror that he’s forgotten the all-important crackers. With his dinner guests already on their way over, Alex must risk life and limb to achieve the impossible: locate the salty snacks before losing his place in line.

A hilarious send-up of action movie clichés created by and starring three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch duo Peter n’ Chris.

Creative team

Writers: Chris Wilson, Peter Carlone
Director: Matthew Campbell
Producers: Ryan Silva, Matthew Campbell, Jameson Parker, David Kaye

Filmmaker’s statement

I am super excited to bring Grocery Store Action Movie to the NSI Online Short Film Festival!

As part of a three-day shoot for the Crazy8s competition in Vancouver, we are very excited with what we’ve done, combining action, comedy, and a bit of improv to tell a story that any person who’s ever been shopping can relate to.

This film was my first real step into comedy directing, a genre I hadn’t really dove into before. It was one of the greatest, most rewarding experiences of my life and I really couldn’t have done it without the stellar cast and crew.

With award-winning Canadian comedians Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson (CBC, Collegehumour, Peter n’ Chris) bringing their natural talent, along with a bunch of friends, out to play, the film was a smash hit for the Crazy8s and an audience favorite at the Crazy8s screening.

Having won the Just For Laughs film competition and screened at over 18 film festivals, we are honoured to be part of such a respected Canadian film festival.

Thank you for watching!

About Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell is an independent film director from Gibsons, British Columbia currently working in the film industry in Vancouver.

He has years of on-set experience on movies such as The Revenant, Warcraft, The BFG and Star Trek: Beyond, and has directed multiple shorts with industry film crews helping bring his visions and concepts to life.

Currently finishing fan-film Nightwing: The Darkest Knight, Matthew is developing his feature film The Wounded and prepping for the digital series DemonX with Frostbite Pictures.

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