Bombay Sapphire in association with Tribeca Film Festival hosted the premiere of five exquisite short films from the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series this week.
Fusing the words from a short script written by Academy Award® winner, Geoffrey Fletcher, this year’s films showcase the imagination and talent of the next generation of aspiring filmmakers from across the globe.
“I really wanted to have a definitive structure, but one that allowed for extraordinary leaps of creativity and imagination,” said Fletcher. “The vision is really their own. That is what I love about this challenge. The results have been remarkable.”
For the second year, Geoffrey Fletcher’s short script – without any direction or description – has resulted in five films that transcend genres and demonstrate the power of imagination.
“It was such a thrill to see people take this skeletal script to the most unlikely, daring and imaginative places,” stated Heidi Dokulil. “I love the fact that prize-winners tonight felt that they have been on a personal journey. Tribeca Film Festival has been amazingly supportive. We feel really lucky to be working with them. They are very open and real just like New York City.”
The 2014 Imagination Series films:
- Exit Log from Chris Cornwell (UK):
In 2249, two space engineers’ journey through deep space takes a dramatic turn when they discover an emergency message from the past. They’ll have just three minutes to decipher the message and decide their fate forever.
- Reflections from Anthony Khaseria (UK):
A beautiful couple in beautiful surroundings – it should have been the start of the ultimate love story. But a romantic meal turns dark and fantastical when they discover a hidden mirror, which shows their true reflection.
- Graffiti Area from Maite Fernandez (Spain):
A mesmerizing look at the inexplicable and unpredictable nature of our own fears. When two young graffiti artists start painting, the graffiti takes on a monstrous life of its own. Can they escape their own creation, or even themselves?
- The Other Side of the Game from Kiara Jones (USA):
A newly married couple battle to get out alive from an unfamiliar hostage situation in this taut psychological thriller. You won’t expect what happens next.
- Need for Speed (Dating) from Allyson Morgan (USA) :
Nate and Polly have the perfect relationship. A nice house, a white picket fence. There’s just one problem – the relationship is just a dream. In this light-hearted comedy, Polly tries to find her dream date at a speed-dating event. But will anyone live up to her dream boyfriend?
Bombay Sapphire aims to inspire people into expanding their minds, thinking differently to reveal more about themselves and their Imaginations. The team at Bombay Sapphire believes everyone has imagination and therefore aims to give everyone the opportunity to be inspired, and to infuse their imagination with Bombay Sapphire.
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