A Supermarket Love Song is a short, character-driven drama set in contemporary London. Derrick, an 80-year-old man lives in sheltered accommodation for the elderly. Suzanne, a teenage girl who has recently been released from a young offenders institute, has been instructed to carry out some care in the community by her parole officer. In this film, she has to take this grumpy old man to the supermarket and help him with his shopping. The trip to and from the supermarket is a simple journey in which they discover each other's characters and begin to communicate. It is an enjoyable, sensitive and ultimately moving portrayal of an old man and a teenage girl. It is a love song in a minor key.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Daniel graduated from Glasgow University in 1999 with a Psychology honours degree, and has since been developing a career as a director. He has started directing commercials (his reel is available to view at www.takeagiantleap.com or www.imageevent.com/danoutram/showreel) and is now also heading towards feature film directing. In 2004 he won the Young Directors award at the Cannes advertising festival, and in 2005 his commercials were awarded at two international advertising festivals (Golden Hammer advertising festival and the Moscow International Advertising festival). By submitting this film to festivals he hopes to find the support of producers and financiers to help develop and produce his feature films that are currently germinating as various exciting ideas. He is currently developing a feature film (working title: Taking the Bus) with Jack Thorne.