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Intel And W Hotels Reveal Winners Of ‘Four Stories’ Ultrabook Experience Competition [Partner Content]

Intel And W Hotels Reveal Winners Of ‘Four Stories’ Ultrabook Experience Competition [Partner Content]
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Director Roman Coppola selects four winning films from promising young film makers.

Allie Walker
  • 2 december 2012

Intel and W Hotels recently partnered with Roman Coppola and The Directors Bureau for Four Stories, a competition meant to empower a new generation of film makers to tell stories inspired by beautiful destinations and the trips taken to get to them. Four winning scripts were selected from nearly 1,000 submissions, and with the help of visionary directors and actors, the scripts were turned into films that uniquely show the magic of travel.

Each film was shot at a different W Hotel destination and prominently features the use of an Intel-inspired Ultrabook. Below, learn more about the four winners.

Modern/Love

Modern/Love was written by Amy Jacobowitz, a 2011 graduate of UCLA. Shot at the W Doha Hotel & Residences and directed by Lee Toland Krieger, the film follows two 20-somethings as they take the next step in their long-distance cyber romance: meeting in person for the first time during an exotic vacation in Doha. Will their tech-enabled feelings hold true in real life?

Roman Coppola on why the film was chosen:

Loved its warmth in dealing with contemporary ideas in regards to relationships and the internet. In contrast to the others, it had a more narrative approach that I thought was very well done.

¡ El Tonto!

¡ El Tonto ! was written by Ben Sayeg, a Brooklyn-based freelance filmmaker.  Shot at the W Mexico City and directed by Lake Bell, the film follows a socially challenged vacationer in Mexico City as he strikes up an unlikely friendship with one of the country’s best-known luchadores. ¡ El Tonto ! features Kyle Mooney and El Solar.

Roman Coppola on why the film was chosen:

This story had a graphic quality that drew me in. The lack of dialogue gave it the feeling of a silent film driven more by cinematic ideas than narrative exposition. It was also on the shorter side, which was a nice attribute, allowing the story to be more visually told.

Eugene

Eugene was written by Adam Blampied, a student at the London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts. Shot at the W Washington D.C. and directed by Spencer Susser, the film follows a business traveler in Washington DC who gets a mysterious gift: an Ultrabook that grants all his wishes. How will he wield his unexpected powers?

Roman Coppola on why the film was chosen:

The script had a surrealism and intensity that stood out amongst the others. I found it appealing that the story was adventurous and the conclusion can’t be predicted.

The Mirror Between Us

The Mirror Between Us was written and directed by Kahlil Joseph, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker. Shot at the W Retreat & Spa Maldives, the film follows two young women as they embark on a dream-like adventure through the islands of the Maldives after an event has turned both their worlds upside down.

Roman Coppola on why the film was chosen:

I enjoyed the script for its poetic and lyrical qualities. It beautifully integrated the Maldives location and had an abstract and almost musical approach.

Coppola also co-wrote an original short film with Jason Schwartzman, ‘Die Again, Undead One.’ The video will only be unlocked after 3,000 fans have shared the page.

Go behind the scenes of the film competition and unlock Coppola’s film at Four Stories.

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