As part of the Ultrabook Experience program, Intel Corporation and W Hotels today announced the global premiere of the winning films from “Four Stories”, a short film series judged by a panel of judges, including Roman Coppola and produced by The Directors Bureau.
The films debut tonight at a private screening at W London – Leicester Square, followed by a premiere at W Los Angeles – Westwood on Dec. 4 and a premiere at W Hong Kong on Dec. 14.
Intel and W Hotels embarked upon “Four Stories” to support rising visionaries in filmmaking and showcase their work to a global audience.
The four winning scripts, inspired by the Intel Ultrabook, were chosen from nearly 1,000 submissions from aspiring filmmakers around the world and developed into 10-minute short films.
Roman Coppola and his production company, The Directors Bureau, matched the four winning scripts with some of today’s most talented young directors and actors to bring the screenwriters’ visions to life.
The resulting four original screenplays were filmed on location at W Hotels across the globe including W Washington D.C., W Doha Hotel & Residences, W Retreat & Spa Maldives, and W Mexico City, and feature the Intel-inspired Ultrabook.
“Each of the Four Stories films showcased the sleek mobility of the Ultrabook as inspiration for innovative filmmaking and storytelling, further merging creative art with technology,” said Johan Jervoe, Intel’s vice president and director of Partner Marketing.
Four Stories judge and executive producer Roman Coppola co-wrote and directed a fifth short film, “Die Again, Undead One,” an intergalactic vampire tale, starring Jason Schwartzman and Margarita Kallas, which was shot on location at W Hollywood.
“Four Stories is about encouraging emerging talent in filmmaking,” said Roman Coppola. “This collaboration supports a new generation of screenwriters, actors and directors showcase their work on a global level.”
The winning honors were awarded to:
- Amy Jacobowitz from Los Angeles, whose screenplay was developed into “Modern/Love,” filmed at W Doha with director Lee Toland Krieger and actors Robert Schwartzman and Naomi Scott.
- Ben Saveg from Brooklyn, N.Y., whose screenplay was developed into “¡ El Tonto! ” filmed at W Mexico City with director Lake Bell and actor Kyle Mooney .
- Adam Blampied from London, whose screenplay was developed into “Eugene ” filmed at W Washington D.C. with director Spencer Susser and actors Michael Govier and Karolina Wydra.
- Kahlil Joseph from Los Angeles, who wrote and directed “The Mirror Between Us,” filmed at W Retreat & Spa Maldives with actors Nicole Beharie and Dan ‘ ee Doty.
The “Four Stories” competition, launched globally in August, invited aspiring filmmakers to submit scripts with two criteria: films must be set at a W Hotel and feature the Intel-Inspired Ultrabook as a central plot component.
The films can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/fourstories.
In the picture above: Director Roman Coppola and screenwriter Adam Blampied seen at The Premiere of Intel & W Hotels’ Four Stories on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, W Hotel, London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision for Intel/AP Images)